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William Glasser was born on January 19, 1931 in New York City. He passed away on September 15, 2013 at the age of 82. Glasser is known for being a psychiatrist and an author who developed Reality Therapy as well as Choice Theory. His book Reality Therapy has been translated into twenty-four languages and he had written more than fifty books that were published worldwide.
Throughout his career as a psychiatrist, William Glasser has inspired many with his work through his books, lectures, and articles which provide education about mental health helping people to live their lives by choice rather than habit or addiction according to their own values.

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About William Glasser

birth of the author

May 11, 1925

death of the author

August 23, 2013

country of the author


college of the author

Alma Mater:
Case Western Reserve University University Of California, Los Angeles

knownfor of the author

Known For:
Developed Reality Therapy And Choice Theory

award of the author

Doctor Of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, University Of San Francisco, American Counseling Association Professional Development Award

occupation of the author

Psychiatry Counseling

institution of the author

California State University, Northridge William Glasser Institute Institute For Reality Therapy

Inspiring Phrases From William Glasser

We don’t focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts. — William Glasser

Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy. — William Glasser

We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives. — William Glasser

Without pay, no human being will work up to their ability if he or she is not cared for and respected. — William Glasser

everybody needs one essential friend William Glasser quote

Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced. — William Glasser

Everybody needs one essential friend. — William Glasser

If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement. — William Glasser

Various Statements From William Glasser

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison. — William Glasser

If everyone could learn that what is right for me does not make it right for anyone else, the world would be a much happier place. — William Glasser

the ultimate use of power is to empower others William Glasser quote

The ultimate use of power is to empower others. — William Glasser

I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if education is defined as acquiring knowledge. — William Glasser

The answer lies in preventing these failures, not in looking for better ways to fix the people who are failing. — William Glasser

When we depress, we believe we are the victims of a feeling over which we have no control. — William Glasser

Since there will be no one left to talk peace after the next war, it makes good sense to break with tradition and hold the peace conference first. — William Glasser

More Phrases From William Glasser

We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. — William Glasser

What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today. — William Glasser

As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools, educational opportunities will be limited, as they are now, to affluent families. — William Glasser

No human being will work hard at anything unless they believe that they are working for competence. — William Glasser

The faster you go, the more students you leave behind. It doesn’t matter how much or how fast you teach. The true measure is how much students have learned. — William Glasser

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They have this big book called the ‘DSM–IV,’ you know, that is supposedly written about crazy people, but I think it is a book that is written by crazy people! — William Glasser

Sex is on the minds of most people, especially those who shouldn’t be having it. — William Glasser

Deeper Quotes From William Glasser

This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth. — William Glasser

There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing. — William Glasser

Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, or perhaps later in life, yes when we should say no. — William Glasser

The more a person perceives that he/she is loved, the less they will interfere with the lives of others. — William Glasser

When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style. — William Glasser

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What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now. — William Glasser

We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can’t relate by talking to a group of friendly students, he’ll never be a competent teacher. — William Glasser

Amazing Thoughts From William Glasser

It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice. — William Glasser

the day we stop playing will be the day we stop learning William Glasser quote

What we get, and all we ever get, from the outside is information; how we choose to act on this information is up to us. — William Glasser

The day we stop playing will be the day we stop learning. — William Glasser

When we label anyone ‘bad’, we will have more trouble dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label. — William Glasser

The surface. To begin to approach that goal, we need a new psychology that can help us get closer to each other than most of us are able to do now. — William Glasser

Don’t marry someone you would not be friends with if there was no sex between you. — William Glasser

don t marry someone you would not be friends with if there was no sex between you William Glasser quote

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. — William Glasser

Some Interesting Quotes From William Glasser

A friend of mine, a dedicated golfer, shot a hole in one playing by himself. Disaster. — William Glasser

I think education is both using and improving knowledge and that changes the whole picture. — William Glasser

Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment. — William Glasser

We may be up against a stone wall, but we don’t have to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to. — William Glasser

a friend of mine a dedicated golfer shot a hole in one playing by himself disaster William Glasser quote

To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education. — William Glasser

To be depressed or neurotic is passive. It has happened to all of us; we are its victims, are we have no control over it. — William Glasser

What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher. — William Glasser

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