Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.
Albert Ellis Quote Lists
As a result of my philosophy, I wasn’t even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off, but I didn’t hate him. I hated what he was doing.
By not caring too much about what people think, I’m able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.
Freud had a gene for inefficiency, and I think I have a gene for efficiency.
I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally, whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them.
I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn’t love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.