David Viscott

(David Steven Viscott)

David Viscott
David Viscott
  • Born: May 24, 1938
  • Died: October 10, 1996
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Psychiatrist, Author









David Steven Viscott was an American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality. He was a graduate of Dartmouth (1959), Tufts Medical School and taught at University Hospital in Boston. He started a private practice in psychiatry in 1968 and later moved to Los Angeles in 1979 where he was a professor of psychiatry at UCLA. He founded and managed the Viscott Center for Natural Therapy in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Pasadena, California.

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If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.
Lists have always implied social order.
Lists today are a way of trying to get through the day, because we are losing a sense of time. Time
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. Life
People now feel time accelerating. Lists allow them to feel some sense of accomplishment. Time
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. Life ;Religion & God
The original lists were probably carved in stone and represented longer periods of time. They contained things like 'Get More Clay. Make Better Oven.' Time
There is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It's up to you to find it, and you can.
This is really America in therapy, people trying to get themselves together and be whole.
Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again. Time
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.