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.
Contributed by: Zaady
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Source: The Goal, by Phyllis Bottome.
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
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.
Man knows much more than he understands.
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.
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
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