Alfred Adler Quotes

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.

Alfred Adler

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

Alfred Adler

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.

Alfred Adler

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

Alfred Adler

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.

Alfred Adler

There are thousands of degrees and variations, but it is always clearly the attitude of a person who finds his superiority in solving the complications of others.

Alfred Adler

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

Alfred Adler

The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful.

Alfred Adler

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

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

Alfred Adler

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

Alfred Adler

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

Alfred Adler

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.

Alfred Adler

My difficulties belong to me !

Alfred Adler

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.

Alfred Adler

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

Alfred Adler
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