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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.

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

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.

Man knows much more than he understands.

My difficulties belong to me!

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.

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.

Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.