Dr. Ellsworth


Quotes & Inspiration

It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” When true words combine with pictures, the synergism is inspiring. Take time to ponder… and find the treasures of wisdom here.

All quotes without attribution are inspirational words from Dr. Ellsworth.

“There is nothing quite so powerful as real gentleness, and nothing quite so gentle as genuine power.”

– McKay

“Don’t put perfume over garbage.”
“True humanness is an intimate blend of tenderness and power.”

“This above all, to thine own self be true.”

– Goethe

“Live and learn, crash and burn, get up and take another turn.”
“A person in a hurry is usually in a negative “
“No one has anything I want; everything I need is in my own heart.”
“True romance is two mostly full people (full love buckets) sharing from their fullness, never two empty people desperately taking to fill their emptiness.”
“Feelings are the engine to life’s train, and performances are the caboose. Don’t pull your train backwards by the caboose.”
“Love has no purpose but itself. When you love in order to get, the love light goes out and the need light goes on.”
“The good or bad you do come back to you.”
“Man is that he might have joy. “
“True love is wanting the highest form of development and greatest happiness for the loved person.”
“You cannot heal what you cannot feel.”
“No one can upset us unless they have something we want.”
“Full togetherness comes from full aloneness and vice versa.”

“One never knows, be it days, weeks, or years; when the student is ready, the teacher appears.”

– Fisher

“Tears from real feelings release us from our armor.”
“Good people, especially children, love to be with us when we love and live in the present, not the past or the future. This is the greatest present of all.”

“Things excellent are difficult as they are rare.”

– Spinoza

“The self-actualizing person, in the midst of intense emotion, weeps.”
“Time and bodies are learning devices. If the past can rule the present, as if there were no time, then the present can go back and heal the past, as if there were no time.”
“You cannot fix internals with externals.”
“Males and females internally are very much alike.”

“True love is the discovery of yourself in others, and the delight in that recognition.”

– Alex Smith

“The way out is in or through.”
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Einstein
“Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape!”
“You can’t fight an enemy you can’t see.”
“What others think of me is none of my business.”

“Children need no discipline but the discipline of love. “

– Montague

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

– Mohammed Ali

“True therapy is love given and love received”

“Sex without love estranges two people.”

– Fromm

“The angry person is a suffering person.”

– Fromm

“By the inch it’s a cinch: by the yard it’s too hard.”

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– St. Exupery

“And what is as important as knowledge?” asked the mind. “Caring and seeing with the heart,” answered the soul.


“Knowledge is power, and ignorance is helplessness.”
“This above all, the greatest treason: to do the right thing, but for the wrong reason.”
“It is just as important to die as it is to be born.”
“You must taste the bitter to prize the sweet.”
“Still waters run deep.”
“No one can run and learn; he must stay in one place for a while.”
“Being quiet is more than not talking.”
“Since I know myself, I can know you. We are all part of each other in our real selves.”
“It is necessary to separate need from greed.”
“Crying is strength; hiding and denying are weak.”

“If you can possibly say “Yes” to a child, do it. ”

– Emma McKay

“He who cannot see God in the face of a little child is blind.”
“You cannot solve a problem with the same mentality that caused it.”
“The things you crave will come to you when you don’t crave them anymore.”
“The Human Feeling Identity Seed can only be nourished by real love.”
“To deny is to lie.”
“Don’t seek storms; they will come to you all by themselves.”
“The part of us that looks for the real self is the one we are looking for.”
“Don’t die dumb! “