Quotations Assessment

– Find a specific theoretical technique or concept that relates to each quote. The technique or concept may be from any of the theories we study this semester. (There may be more than one correct answer for each quote, but you only have to pick one.)

— Here is an example:

Quote: “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” (Emily Bronte)

Answer: This quote relates to the Jungian idea of Anima/Animus, which are the ideal archetypes of our opposite gender-role partner. Both the quote and the concept speak of finding a soul mate that completes us.

– Here are the 15 quotes:

  1. “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.” (William Shakespeare, Henry VI)
  2. “A pleasant and happy life does not come from external things: man draws from within himself, as from a spring, pleasure and joy.” (Plutarch)
  3. “It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.” (William Shakespeare, Hamlet)
  4. “Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.” (Aeschylus)
  5. “The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is, of all things the most shameful and vile.” (Plato)
  6. “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” (William Shakespeare, Hamlet)
  7. “Nothing in excess.” (Chilon)
  8. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” (William Shakespeare, Henry IV)
  9. “Men are not worried by things, but by their ideas about things. When we meet with difficulties, become anxious or troubled, let us not blame others, but rather ourselves, that is, our ideas about things.” (Epictetus)
  10. The fear of death “makes us rather bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.” (William Shakespeare, Hamlet)
  11. “I will reveal to you a love potion, without medicine, without herbs, without any witch’s magic; if you want to be loved, then love.” (Hecaton of Rhodes)
  12. “It is not good for all your wishes to be fulfilled: through sickness you recognize the value of health, through evil the value of good, through hunger satisfaction, through exertion, the value of rest.” (Heraclitus)
  13. “If man is moderated and contented, then even age is no burden; if he is not, then even youth is full of cares.” (Plato)
  14. “Remember, no human condition is ever permanent: then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune, not too sorrowful in misfortune.” (Socrates)
  15. “Popular theology…is a massive inconsistency derived from ignorance…The gods exist because nature herself has imprinted a conception of them on the minds of men.” (Cicero)

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