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Ernst Mach
Adolf Loos
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Stefan Zweig
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Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. Sigmund Freud

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor E. Frankl

Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak‚Äďand speak in such a way that people will remember it. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. Arnold Schwarzenegger

You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Ludwig von Mises

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. Anna Freud

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young. Sigmund Freud

Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it. Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. Sigmund Freud

The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for. Ludwig Wittgenstein

He who sleeps half a day has won half a life. Karl Kraus

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. Sigmund Freud

Man knows more than he understands. Alfred Adler

Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home. Sigmund Freud

America is a mistake, a giant mistake. Sigmund Freud

The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness. Sigmund Freud

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. Hedy Lamarr

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl

Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. Viktor E. Frankl
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The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it-as long as you really believe 100 percent. Arnold Schwarzenegger

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority. Alfred Adler

I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body. Arnold Schwarzenegger

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it. Arnold Schwarzenegger

My fear... is my substance, and probably the best part of me. Franz Kafka

The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety. Sigmund Freud

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