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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.

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.

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

Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it.

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.

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.

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.

Man knows much more than he understands.

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

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.

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

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

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

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.

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.

My difficulties belong to me!