Quotes by Alfred Adler

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Alfred Adler (February 7, 1870 May 28, 1937) was an Austrian medical doctor and psychologist, founder of the school of individual psychology.

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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.

Man knows more than he understands.
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.
Man know much more than he understands.
The test of one's behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one's work, relationship to sex.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
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.
To be human means to feel inferior.

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