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QUOTE FOR DECEMBER 2004
 
 
...we  must  recollect  that  all  of  our  provisional  ideas  in  psychology  will  presumably  some  day  be  based  on  an  organic  substructure .
  
                                                                              
 Sigmund  Freud*
 
 
 
*FREUD, S. (1987)  ON  NARCISSISM : AN  INTRODUCTION  (1914) . IN  SIGMUND  FREUD  11 . ON  METAPSYCHOLOGY , THE  THEORY  OF  PSYCHOANALYSIS , THE  PELICAN  FREUD  LIBRARY , PENGUIN  BOOKS (TRANSLATED  FROM  THE  GERMAN  UNDER  THE  GENERAL  EDITORSHIP  OF  JAMES  STRACHEY) . THE  PRESENT  VOLUME  COMPILED  AND  EDITED  BY  ANGELA  RICHARDS , HARMONDSWORTH , MIDDLESEX , ENGLAND , P 65-97 , QUOTE  ON P 71 . PELICAN  EDITION  FIRST  PUBLISHED  IN  1984 . REPRINTED  1985 , 1987 .
 
 
 
QUOTE FOR JANUARY 2005
 
Evidence-based decision models may be very powerful, but are like computer-generated symphonies in the style of Mozart - correct but lifeless. The art of caring for patients, then, should flourish...in the recognition that what is black and white in the abstract often becomes grey in practice.
                                   
J. Saunders*
 
 
*Saunders, J. (2000), The practice of clinical medicine as an art and as a science, Medical Humanities, 26, p 18-22.

QUOTE FOR FEBRUARY 2005
 
 
 
Just as the physicist must simultaneously think in terms of particles and waves, the psychiatrist must speak of motives, wishes, and meanings in the same breath as genes, neurochemistry and pharmacokinetics.
 
 
GLEN O. GABBARD *
 
 
 
 
*Gabbard, G.O. (1999) , Mind and Brain in Psychiatric Treatment. In Glen O. Gabbard (ed) Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, II Edn. Vol 1, Jaypee Bros, New Delhi, Ind Edn, p22-34, quote on p22.
 
 
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH MARCH 2005
 
 
 
It has been said that there are two aspects of education, both necessary. One regards the individual human mind more as a vessel, of varying capacity, into which is to be poured as much as it will hold of the knowledge and experience by which human society lives and moves. This is the Martha of education --- and we shall have plenty of these tasks to perform. But the Mary regards the human mind more as a fire that has to be set alight and blown with the divine afflatus. That also we take as our ambition.
 
LORD CROWTHER*
 
*Inaugural speech as Chancellor of the Open University, 1969 
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH APRIL 2005
 
 
 
Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the rest improve with age.
 
Pope John XXIII*
 
 
* Quoted in Gerald Brenan, Thoughts in a Dry Season, 'Life'
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH MAY 2005
 
 
True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity.
 
Paulo Freire*
 
*Pedagogy of the Oppressed
 
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JUNE 2005
 
 
 
Technology... the knack of so arranging  the world that we don't have to experience it.
 
Max Frisch
 
 
* Quoted in D.J.Boorstin, The Image, title-page epigraph.
 
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JULY 2005
 
 
 
Experience dulls the edges of all our dogmas.
 
Gilbert Murray*
 
 
* Attr.
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2005
 
 
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
 
George Bernard Shaw*
 
 
*Maxim for Revolutionists
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2005
 
 
There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go - if there are no doors and window he walks through a wall.
 
Bernard Malamud*
 
 
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2005
 
 
 
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
 
 
-Will Rogers*
 
 
 
*Quoted in Treasury of Humorous Quotations
 
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2005
 
 
 
 
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it when he wants.
 
 
 
 
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
 
 
 
*Five Orange Pips
 
  
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2005
 
 
 
 
Every positive value has its price in negative terms, and you never see anything very great which is not, at the same time, horrible in some respect. The genius of Einstein lead to Hiroshima.
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Pablo Picasso*
 
 
 
*Quoted in Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake, Life with Picasso, Ch 2)
 
 
  
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2006
 
 
 
 
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practised at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.
 
 
 
 
 
 
-W. Somerset Maugham*
 
 
 
*Cakes and Ale, Ch. 1.
 
 
  
QUOTE OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2006
 
 
 
 
I think she must have been very strictly brought up, she's so desperately anxious to do the wrong thing correctly.
 
 
 
 
-Saki (H. H. Monro)*
 
 
 
*Reginald on Worries
 
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH MARCH 2006
 
 
 
 
He who allows himself to be insulted, deserves to be.
 
 
-Pierre Corneillie*
 
 
 
* Heraclitus
 
 
 
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH APRIL 2006
 
 
 
 
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, for example, music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
 
 
 
-Baruch Spinoza*
 
 
 
* ( Ethics, IV)
 
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH MAY 2006
 
 
 
 
It has been my experience that I am always true from my point of view, but am often wrong from the point of view of my honest critics. I know that we are both right from our respective points of view. And this knowledge saves me from attributing motives to my opponents or critics. The seven blind men who gave seven different descriptions of the elephant were all right from their respective points of view, and wrong from the point of view of one another, and right and wrong from the point of view of the man who knew the elephant. I very much like this doctrine of the manyness of reality. It is this doctrine that has taught me to judge a Mussalman from his own standpoint and a Christian from his. Formerly I used to resent the ignorance of my opponents. Today I can love them because I am gifted with the eye to see myself as others see them and vice-versa.
 
 
 
-M.K. Gandhi*
 
 
 
* Young India, 21.01.1926.
 
 
 
 
 
-Pierre Corneillie*
 
 
 
* (Le Cid)
 
 
 
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JUNE 2006
 
 
 
 
[Of Eleanor Roosevelt] She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.
 
 
 
-Adlai Stevenson*
 
 
 
* Speech, 1962.
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JULY 2006
 
 
 
 
The history of Western philosophy is, after all, no more than a series of footnotes to Plato's philosophy.
 
 
 
-A.N. Whitehead*
 
 
 
* Attr.
 
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2006
 
 
 
 
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
 
 
 
-Rosa Luxemberg*
 
 
 
* Quoted in H. Shukman, Lenin and the Russian Revolution.
 
 
 
 

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