Quotes by American Psychologist Thomas Szasz

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. Thomas Szasz

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the na?ve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. Thomas Szasz

Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates. Thomas Szasz

Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; love by love. Thomas Szasz

If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic. Thomas Szasz

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. Thomas Szasz

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence. Thomas Szasz

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse. Thomas Szasz

In the past, men created witches; now they create mental patients. Thomas Szasz

The system isn't stupid, but the people in it are. Thomas Szasz

In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. Thomas Szasz

There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography. Thomas Szasz

When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. Thomas Szasz

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. Thomas Szasz

The proverb warns; Don't bite the hand that feeds you. But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself. Thomas Szasz

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. Thomas Szasz

Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine. Thomas Szasz

He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself. Thomas Szasz

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates. Thomas Szasz

Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions. Thomas Szasz
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