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Alfred Adler Quotes

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

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

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

"War is organized murder and torture against our brothers."

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

"Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority."

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

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

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

"There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish."

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

"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."

"To be human means to feel inferior."

"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!"

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

"The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well."

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

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

"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."

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