65 Pathology Quotes On Success In Life

These pathology quotes will inspire you. Pathology, the science of the causes and effects of diseases, especially the branch of medicine that deals with the laboratory examination of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pathology quotes, pathology sayings, and pathology proverbs.

Best Pathology Quotes

  1. “Cellular pathology is not an end if one cannot see any alteration in the cell. Chemistry brings the clarification of living processes nearer than does anatomy. Each anatomical change must have been preceded by a chemical one.” ~ Rudolf Virchow
  2. “Unrecognized alcoholism is the ruling pathology among writers and intellectuals.” ~ Diana Trilling
  3. “Pathology is not a problem to be solved, but the soul’s way of working on itself.” ~ James Hillman
  4. “You cannot separate passion from pathology any more than you can separate a person’s spirit from his body.” ~ Richard Selzer

  5. “Certainty is usually a sign of pathology.” ~ B. W. Powe
  6. “Everything is pathology, except for indifference.” ~ Emile M. Cioran
  7. “Sometimes my pathology just spills out into the camera doesn’t it?” ~ Craig Ferguson
  8. “The pathology is to want control, not that you ever get it, because of

    course you never do.” ~ Gregory Bateson

  9. “Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.” ~ Mason Cooley
  10. “Pathology is a relatively easy thing to discuss, health is very difficult. This, of course, is one of the reasons why there is such a thing as the sacred, and why the sacred is difficult to talk about, because the sacred is peculiarly related to the healthy. One does not like to disturb the sacred, for in general, to talk about something changes it, and perhaps will turn it into a pathology.” ~ Gregory Bateson
  11. “Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. “Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure.” ~ Christopher Lasch

  13. “The fact that millions of people share the same vices does not make these vices virtues, the fact that they share so many errors does not make the errors to be truths, and the fact that millions of people share the same form of mental pathology does not make these people sane.” ~ Erich Fromm
  14. “Were not teaching our students the importance of relationships with other people: how you work with them, what the relational pathology consists of, how you examine your own conscience, how you examine the inner world, how you examine your dreams.” ~ Irvin D. Yalom
  15. “Introversion- along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness- is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living in the Extrovert Ideal are like women in a man’s world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform.” ~ Susan Cain
  16. “Cancer is like a cockroach. It just comes back stronger. I’m tearing apart the immune system of the cockroach and seeing how it ticks. I’ve opened up my own pathology center.” ~ Eddie Van Halen

  17. “If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers, we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats, we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models.” ~ Lester B. Pearson
  18. “The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.” ~ Robert Farrar Capon
  19. “We can imagine a society in which no one could survive as a social being because it does not correspond to biologically determined perceptions and human social needs. For historical reasons, existing societies might have such properties, leading to various forms of pathology.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  20. “The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual.” ~ Philip Zimbardo

  21. “The pathology of setting a deadline to the earliest articulable date essentially guarantees that the schedule will be missed.” ~ Tom DeMarco
  22. “The main interest of my work is not concerned with the treatment of neuroses but rather with the approach to the numinous. But the fact that the approach to the numinous is the real therapy, and inasmuch as you attain to the numinous experience you are released from the curse of pathology. Even the very disease takes on a numinous character.” ~ Carl Jung
  23. “Denial can be a pathology or a survival mechanism – and sometimes it’s both.” ~ Jane Fonda
  24. “My nutritionist read my pathology report and said, “There’s only one way you can beat your cancer.” “What’s that?” “You have to find out what caused it.” ~ Kathy Acker

  25. “Pathology, probably more than any other branch of science, suffers from heroes and hero-worship. Rudolf Virchow has been its archangel and William Welch its John the Baptist, while Paracelsus and Cohnheim have been relegated to the roles of Lucifer and Beelzebub. … Actually, there are no heroes in Pathology-all of the great thoughts permitting advance have been borrowed from other fields, and the renaissance of pathology stems not from pathology itself but from the philosophers Kant and Goethe.” ~ Harry S.N. Greene
  26. “One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  27. “The creativity and pathology of the human mind are, after all, two sides of the same medal coined in the evolutionary mint. The first is responsible for the splendour of our cathedrals, the second for the gargoyles that decorate them to remind us that the world is full of monsters, devils, and succubi.” ~ Arthur Koestler
  28. “As the many male victims of rape in the regime’s disgusting jails can testify, this state-run pathology of sexual repression and sexual sadism is not content to degrade women only.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

  29. “Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  30. “Every novel presents a slice of life. A noir policier for example presents one slice, one that perhaps addresses social dysfunction or some sort of pathology, while mine present a slice that is more upbeat and affirmative.” ~ Alexander McCall Smith
  31. “The diagnosis of homosexuality as a “disorder” is a contributing factor to the pathology of those homosexuals who do become mentally ill…. Nothing is more likely to make you sick than being constantly told that you are sick.” ~ Ronald Goldman
  32. “When the word ‘nostalgia’ was coined in the 18th century, it was used to describe a pathology – not so much a sense of lost time, but a severe homesickness.” ~ Nicole Krauss

  33. “I think it’s ill-advised to attribute pathologies to healthy people. It doesn’t help normal, healthy, thriving children to be viewed as pitiable and fragile.” ~ Christina Hoff Sommers
  34. “In our ‘don’t just sit there, do something’ culture, when we get sick we are supposed to become characters in a heroic medical narrative that conceals the remorselessness of pathology, the intractable fact of human vulnerability, and the inevitable inadequacies of medicine. To many of the participants in the medical drama, aggressive treatment – even when it fails – represents a quasi-religious quest for immortality and meaning.” ~ Suzanne Gordon
  35. “There is an element in which anxiety co-represents with aspects of my personality I wouldnt want to give up. It allows you to have foresight. I may not be as empathetic. Its hard to figure out the difference between pathology and personality.” ~ Scott Stossel
  36. “The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology.” ~ Erich Fromm

  37. “Look, we’ll have to confront the pathologies of poverty at some point. We can deal with them cheaply at the front end, in infancy. Or we can wait and jail a troubled adolescent at the tail end. To some extent, we face a choice between investing in preschools or in prisons.” ~ Nicholas D. Kristof
  38. “There was an opening in the ER program at King Drew, so I spent the next month there, fascinated with the range of pathology that I observed, the diversity of skill that the ER physicians had to acquire, the variety of cases, and the ability to interact closely with people.” ~ Samuel Wilson
  39. “Hollywood is still the cradle of many myths, including the one of eternal youth. I find it odd that the very notion of desire, when applied to a woman over 40, is turned into a pathology or a mockery in a number of films. But Hollywood is not the only place to blame, by far. This is just a rendition, possibly magnified by the power of movies, of a general state of things, social, cultural and political.” ~ Anne Fontaine
  40. “The global crisis is caused by pathologies inherent in the global financial system itself.” ~ George Soros

  41. “The inability to grasp the pathology* of our oligarchic rulers is one of our gravest faults.” ~ Chris Hedges
  42. “We know nothing of the principle of health, the positive of which pathology is the negative, except from observation and experience. Nothing but observation and experience will teach us the ways to maintain or to bring back the state of health. It is often thought that medicine is the curative process. It is no such thing; medicine is the surgery of functions as surgery proper is that of limbs and organs.” ~ Florence Nightingale
  43. “The attack on youth is a national pathology, unwarranted by fact, smokescreen for the failure of adulthood and its leadership to confront larger predicaments. No rescue by the monied, governing, institutional, or otherwise privileged is in sight. It’s up to the energy and inventiveness of the younger generation to pull the gated minds of millennium America toward acceptance of diversity, community, and fairness, and I hope they have as much fun as I did in my adolescences achieving what we Sixties kids only imagined.” ~ Mike A. Males
  44. “A widely held, but rarely articulated, belief in our society is that the ideal self is bold, alpha, gregarious. Introversion is viewed somewhere between disappointment and pathology.” ~ Susan Cain

  45. “The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society – and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic.” ~ Erich Fromm
  46. “Living capital, which has the special capacity to continuously regenerate itself, is ultimately the source of all real wealth. To destroy it for money, a simple number with no intrinsic value, is an act of collective insanity – which makes capitalism a mental, as well as physical pathology.” ~ David Korten
  47. “Growing older is mainly an ordeal of the imagination-a moral disease, a social pathology.” ~ Susan Sontag
  48. “…Singles, too, must see the penultimate status of marriage. If single Christians don’t develop a deeply fulfilling love relationship with Jesus, they will put too much pressure on their DREAM of marriage, and that will create pathology in their lives as well.” ~ Timothy Keller

  49. “Cat, you asked me before to find out if those dream -suppression pills had any side effects. I’ve checked with Pathology, and they said you might experience depression, mood swings, irritability, paranoia, and chronic fatigue. Have you noticed any of that?” ~ Jeaniene Frost
  50. “People in free societies don’t have to fear the pathology of the state. We create our own frenzy, our own mass convulsions, driven by thinking machines that we have no final authority over. The frenzy is barely noticeable most of the time. It’s simply how we live.” ~ Don DeLillo
  51. “Comedy is deemed inferior to tragedy primarily because of the social prevalence of narcissistic pathology. In other words people who are too self-important to laugh at their own frequently ridiculous behavior have vested interest in gravity because it supports their illusions of grandiosity.” ~ Tom Robbins
  52. “That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.” ~ Erich Fromm

  53. “Anywhere in Latin America, there is a potential threat of the pathology of caudillismo and it has to be guarded against.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  54. “We like democracy because why? The pathologies of the U.S. version are so obvious in the aftermath of the latest averted crisis that we need to ask ourselves whether it’s worth it – and why electoral democracy hasn’t self-destructed before. Should Tunisians or Egyptians opt for the Chinese model, where rational autocrats may restrict rights, but no one threatens to blow up world markets in the name of an 18th-century tax protest?” ~ Noah Feldman
  55. “In Technologized Desire, the cultural pathologies that mark the panic ecstasy and terminal doom of the posthuman condition are powerfully rehearsed in the language of science fiction. Here, images of prosthetic subjects, zombies, cut-ups, and armies of the medieval dead actually slip off the pages of literature to become the terminal hauntology of these technologized times. Technologized Desire is nothing less than a brilliant data screen of future memories. Read it well: it’s a survival guide for bodies flatlined by the speed of accelerating technology.” ~ Arthur Kroker
  56. “The great and constant need of those who investigate homicide and practice forensic pathology or criminal law is a warm humanism.” ~ Ramsey Clark

  57. “…we must also acknowledge that the majority of the men and women of our time continue to live daily in situations of insecurity, with dire consequences. Certain pathologies are increasing, with their psychological consequences; fear and desperation grip the hearts of many people, even in the so-called rich countries; the joy of life is diminishing; indecency and violence are on the rise; poverty is becoming more and more evident. People have to struggle to live and, frequently, to live in an undignified way.” ~ Pope Francis
  58. “Every person must live the inner life in one form or another. Consciously or unconsciously, voluntarily or involuntarily, the inner world will claim us and exact its dues. If we go to that realm consciously, it is by our inner work: our prayers, meditations, dream work, ceremonies, and Active Imagination. If we try to ignore the inner world, as most of us do, the unconscious will find its way into our lives through pathology: our psychosomatic symptoms, compulsions, depressions, and neuroses.” ~ Robert A. Johnson
  59. “If you look at our theories of social pathology and then at the dismal conditions in which children grow up in our ghettos, you would predict that all of them would be on drugs or psychological basket cases. Yet if you use criteria like gainful employment, forming partnerships and life without crime, you will find that most of those kids make it.” ~ Albert Bandura
  60. “Many of those people involved in Adolf Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals, the two things seem to go together, it is a pathology it is a sickness.” ~ Pat Roberts

  61. “So successful has the ideological-political-cultural purge been executed that it is hard indeed to find vigorous liberals, and no energetic, coherent and cogent leftists at all can find expression in our controlled media and educational systems. Forget about wholesale culture- or civilization-critics like Marxists. Universities have to be purged of any “radicalism” that can see through to the roots of issues and pathologies, for the same reasons that workers have to have nascent unions aborted among them and contrarian newspapers and media have to be starved of advertising.” ~ Kenny Smith
  62. “A lot of [erotica] was really interestingly disguised in the 19th-century as medical journals. So it would be in the voice of a learned doctor talking about somebody’s pathologies. And then it would get really detailed. And then it would get really sweaty. And then you’re like, “This isn’t a doctor! I would like to see a degree, Mister!”” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  63. “Racism is a visual pathology.” ~ Adrian Piper

  64. “How does the [New York] Times treat White pathology? They reported an epidemic of heroin addiction in the Philadelphia suburbs. which included emergency admissions and overdoses; these White people in the suburbs were doing heroin like it was going out of style. I counted the words: the article consisted of 200 words. “Heroin Epidemic” in the back section. Out here in California, the typical drug addict is a housewife or suburban White woman.” ~ Ishmael Reed
  65. “Someday someone will write a pathology of experimental physics and bring to light all those swindles which subvert our reason, beguile our judgment, and, what is worse, stand in the way of any practical progress. The phenomena must be freed once and for all from their grim torture chamber of empiricism, mechanism, and dogmatism; they must be brought before the jury of man’s common sense.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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