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Alfred Adler Quotes

Alfred Adler
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Community

Alfred Adler
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.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Conquest

Alfred Adler
The style of life is a unity because it has grown out of the difficulties of early life and out of the striving for a goal.
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#Advice

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

Alfred Adler
Tears and complaints - the means which I have called water power - can be an extremely useful weapon for disturbing cooperation and reducing other to a condition of slavery.
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#Complaints

Alfred Adler
All failures - neurotics, psychotics, criminals, drunkards, problem children, suicides, perverts, and prostitutes - are failures because they are lacking in social interest
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#Children

Alfred Adler
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.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Human Nature

Alfred Adler
We must never neglect the patient's own use of his symptoms.
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#Neglect #Austrian Psychologist

Alfred Adler
What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning - and some of them many times over - what do you find? That you can swim? Well - life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!
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#Life

Alfred Adler
The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well.
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#People #Austrian Psychologist

Alfred Adler
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority
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#Expression

Alfred Adler
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.
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#Experience

Alfred Adler
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
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#Truth #Austrian Psychologist

Alfred Adler
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Principles

Alfred Adler
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.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Art

Alfred Adler
If the truth is there, bad writing won't hurt it !
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#Hurt

Alfred Adler
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority
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#Inferiority

Alfred Adler
Man knows much more than he understands.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Man

Alfred Adler
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder with the truth.
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#Aggression

Alfred Adler
To be human means to feel inferior.
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#Humanity #Austrian Psychologist