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.
Contributed by: Zaady
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Source: Alfred Adler: Apostle of Freedom, by Phyllis Bottome, ch. 5, 1939.
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Source: The Goal, by Phyllis Bottome.
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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