The great mind behind the development of rational emotive behavior therapy, Dr. Albert Ellis was a leading American psychologist. He was an eminent figure in the field of clinical psychology, philosophy and psychotherapy. Ellis was the pioneer of the cognitive revolutionary paradigm shift in psychotherapy. He was also renowned for formulation and development of cognitive behavioral therapy. According to Psychology Today, his significance in the field of modern psychotherapy had an impact even greater than Sigmund Freud. An aggregative survey of US and Canadian professional psychologist rated Ellis as the second most influential psychotherapist in history (only behind Carl Roger). Besides his extraordinary success in the field of clinical psychology, he also had a great literary career. He published various bestsellers such as ‘Stress Counselling: A Rational Emotive Behaviour Approach’, ‘Alcohol: How to Give It Up’, ‘Be Glad You Did’ and ‘Overcoming Resistance: Rational-Emotive Therapy With Difficult Clients’. His endless list of accolades include Lifetime Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Psychological Association, 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award from Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, "Humanist of the Year" from American Humanist Association and many more. We have collected some of his long lasting quotes from his writings, speeches, interviews and thoughts. Go through these quotes from this iconic psychotherapist highlighting his thoughts and sayings.