Counseling Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old counseling quotes, counseling sayings, and counseling proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Sometimes, just the act of venting is helpful. Counseling provides a safe haven for precisely that kind of free-ranging release: You can say things in the therapist's office, with the therapist present, that would be incendiary or hurtful in your living room.     

Laura Wasser

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.     

Anais Nin

You can't think your way to a new way of acting, you must act your way to a new way of thinking.     

David Schnarch

Rainbows are people whose lives are bright, shining examples for others.     

Maya Angelou

Be an informed advocate and support.     

Asa Don Brown

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.     

Viktor Frankl

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.     

Erica Jong

The best way to predict your future is to create it.     

Abraham Lincoln

We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.     

William Arthur Ward

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.     

Randy Pausch

If you allow yourself to be the person you are then everything will come into rhythm.     

John O'Donohue

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.     

Carl Jung

It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.     


You can't be right by doing wrong; you can't be wrong by doing right.     

Thomas S. Monson

You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.     

Dan Millman

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.     

Charles Dubois

In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.     

Abraham Maslow

If it's free, it's advice; if you pay for it, it's counseling; if you can use either one, it's a miracle.     

Jack Adams

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who mind don't matter.     


There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.     

Maya Angelou

Don't let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.     


We are sent into the world to live to the full everything that awakens within us and everything that comes toward us.     

John O'Donohue

Life does not put things in front of you that you are unable to handle.     


Real happiness provides you the confidence that you never thought was obtainable.     

Asa Don Brown

Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.     

Eckhart Tolle

If it is a first offense, you ground them and have a talk. The second offense would call for counseling.     

Alan Thicke

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.     


The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.     

Dan Millman

It's easy to feel equal to wanting. It's rare to feel equal to having.     

Helen Humphreys

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.     

Amelia Earhart

The difference between perseverance and obstinancy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.     

Henry Ward Beecher

When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.     

Fred Rogers