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  1. The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

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

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

  4. We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.

  5. Man knows more than he understands.

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

    • inferiority

  7. The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.

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

  9. Man know much more than he understands.

  10. To be human means to feel inferior.

    • inferiority

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

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

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

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

    • inferiority

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.

    • inferiority

  23. In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.

  24. Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

  25. 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.

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

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

  28. God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.

  29. 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.

  30. There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.

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

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