Alfred Adler

1870 - 1937

A Quote by Alfred Adler on danger and life

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

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

Source: The Goal, by Phyllis Bottome.

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on feeling and inferiority

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

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 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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