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Alfred Adler quotes

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.

The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex.

We must never neglect the patient's own use of his symptoms.

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.

It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.