Alfred Adler Quotes

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!

Alfred Adler

Man knows much more than he understands.

Alfred Adler

Death is really a great blessing for humanity without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not any hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient Stimulus to be creative.

Alfred Adler

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.

Alfred Adler

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

Alfred Adler

Imperfect preparation gives rise to the thousand-fold forms that express physical and mental inferiority and insecurity.

Alfred Adler

There is only one reason for an individual to side-step to the useless side : the fear of a defeat on the useful side.

Alfred Adler

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.

Alfred Adler

We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrange such a "getaway." We cannot love and be limited.

Alfred Adler

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

Alfred Adler

To be human means to feel inferior.

Alfred Adler

all psychological phenomena contain a movement that starts from a feeling of inferiority and reach upward.

Alfred Adler

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