Alfred Adler Quotes

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Born: February 7, 1870, Rudolfsheim near Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Birth Country: Austria-Hungary
Died: Aberdeen, May 28, 1937
Occupation: Organization leader

1.
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
- Alfred Adler

2.
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.
- Alfred Adler

3.
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.
- Alfred Adler

4.
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.
- Alfred Adler

5.
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.
- Alfred Adler

6.
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler

7.
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.
- Alfred Adler

8.
Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
- Alfred Adler

9.
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

10.
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.
- Alfred Adler

11.
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.
- Alfred Adler

12.
The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex.
- Alfred Adler

13.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
- Alfred Adler

14.
To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.
- Alfred Adler

15.
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
- Alfred Adler

16.
War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.
- Alfred Adler

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