Alfred Adler

1870 - 1937

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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A Quote by Alfred Adler on country, duty, lies, and patriotism

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

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on principles

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

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

Source: Alfred Adler: Apostle of Freedom, by Phyllis Bottome, ch. 5, 1939.

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on admiration, character, envy, genius, men, power, trust, and wealth

Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on feeling, humanity, inferiority, life, rules, and struggle

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.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on conquest, emotion, experience, feeling, inferiority, and violence

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.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on understanding

Man knows much more than he understands.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on laws, learning, love, mankind, and neighbors

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.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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

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

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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