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Franz Kafka
Karl Kraus
Alfred Adler
Ernst Mach
Robert Musil
Adolf Loos
Stefan Zweig
Walter Kohn

Quotes and sayings from famous austrian authors
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

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

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

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

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

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

Tradition is not to preserve the ashes, but to pass on the fire. Gustav Mahler

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love. Sigmund Freud
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Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. Sigmund Freud

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. Sigmund Freud

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

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth. Sigmund Freud

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 first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. Sigmund Freud

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

The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness. Sigmund Freud
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We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality. Sigmund Freud

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. Sigmund Freud
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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. Sigmund Freud

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. Sigmund Freud

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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Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. Sigmund Freud

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

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

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

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