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38 Famous Quotes by Alfred Adler
2/7/1870 - 5/28/1937
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Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

Sensitivity Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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I learned much more from defeat than I ever learned from winning

Defeat Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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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.

Unity Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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

Fight Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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It is easier to fight for our principles than it is to live up to them.

Inspirational Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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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.

Family Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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The test of one's behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one's work, relationship to sex.

Behavior Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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

Patriotism Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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If I didn't have this affliction, I would be the first. As a rule the if-clause contains an unfulfillable condition, or the patient's own arrangement, which only he can change.

Affliction Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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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.

Complaints Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and un-fulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.

Inferiority Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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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.

Inferiority Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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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!

Mistakes Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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Neurosis is the natural, logical development of an individual who is comparatively inactive, filled with a personal, egocentric striving for superiority, and is therefore retarded in the development of his social interest, as we find regularly among

Neurosis Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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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!

Persistence Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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

Prostitution Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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

Principles Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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

Pressure Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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Man knows more than he understands.

Inspirational Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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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!

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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

Aggression Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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The test of one's behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one's work, relationship to sex.

Behavior Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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

Caution Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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To be human means to feel inferior.

Existence Quotes, by Alfred Adler

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