Alfred Adler

1870 - 1937

A Quote by Alfred Adler on human being and inferiority

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 (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on trust

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

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on principles

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

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on talent

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

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on aggression, lies, murder, truth, and weapons

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

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler

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

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on danger, lies, parenthood, and truth

If ever we hear a case of lying, we must look for a severe parents. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on absence, generations, mathematics, research, and teachers

Each generation has its few great mathematicians, and mathematics would not even notice the absence of the others. They are useful as teachers, and their research harms no one, but it is of no importance at all. A mathematician is great or he is nothing.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

Source: "Mathematics and Creativity." The New Yorker Magazine, February 19, 1972.

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on books, company, economics, friendship, lawyers, mathematics, work, and writers

In the company of friends, writers can discuss their books, economists the state of the economy, lawyers their latest cases, and businessmen their latest acquisitions, but mathematicians cannot discuss their mathematics at all. And the more profound their work, the less understandable it is.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

Source: Reflections: mathematics and creativity, New Yorker, 47(1972), no. 53, 39 - 45.

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on age, improvement, life, and work

The mathematical life of a mathematician is short. Work rarely improves after the age of twenty-five or thirty. If little has been accomplished by then, little will ever be accomplished.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

Source: ` "Mathematics and Creativity." The New Yorker Magazine, February 19, 1972.

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