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

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.

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.

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

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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

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

We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn. ---->>>

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority. ---->>>

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 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.

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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

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

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction. ---->>>

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

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.

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.

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

Man knows much more than he understands. ---->>>

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman. ---->>>

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

My difficulties belong to me! ---->>>

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

Biography

Nationality: Austrian
Born: February 7, 1870
Birthplace:
Die: 05-28, 1937
Occupation: Psychologist
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Alfred W. Adler (; German: [ˈaːdlɐ]; February 7, 1870 – May 28, 1937) was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology. His emphasis on the importance of feelings of inferiority—the inferiority complex—is recognized as an isolating element which plays a key role in personality development (wikipedia)