MIND,  Society

Society and the Mind Quotes

Welcome to “Society and the Mind Quotes.” In this article, we share quotes that show how our thoughts connect with the world around us. These sayings from different thinkers and leaders offer insights into how our minds influence society and how society influences our minds.


Society and the Mind Quotes

1. We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.
– Gabor Mate

2. Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
– Sigmund Freud

3. If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.
– Eckhart Tolle

4. Not the world, not what’s outside of us, but what we hold inside traps us. We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.
– Gabor Mate

5. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefor not popular.
– C. G. Jung

6. Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
– Sigmund Freud

7. We keep trying to change people’s behaviours without a full understanding of how and why those behaviours arise.
– Gabor Mate

8. You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.
– Terence Mckenna

9. If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.
– Terence Mckenna

10. Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
– Alan Watts

Society and the Mind Quotes

11. The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain.
– Gabor Mate

12. No society can understand itself without looking at its shadow side.
– Gabor Mate

13. One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
– Sigmund Freud

14. Thought is always old because thought is the response of memory, the response of the past. When thought is dominant, as it is, then it inevitably creates a society in which there is no love.
– J Krishnamurti

15. In the kind of society we have, being normal is getting increasingly difficult. Normality is not a measure of mental health, it’s a measure of how well one fits into a sick society.
– Gabor Mate

16. We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe.
– Terence Mckenna

17. The source of stress is not external; it is internal. It’s what we do with the external stimulus in our minds. How we interpret it and how we deal with it.
– Gabor Mate

18. Addiction is not a choice anybody makes; it’s not a moral failure. It’s not an ethical lapse. It’s a response to human suffering.
– Gabor Mate

19. Desire is an illusion. It creates a sense of separation, the ‘me’ and the ‘not-me’, and in this division, all conflict arises.
– J Krishnamurti

20. Addictions are always an attempt to escape from stress. The more stressed people are, the more addictively they are going to behave.
– Gabor Mate


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