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Alfred Adler Quotes
“The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.”
The Alfred Adler's quote says that the only normal people we can know are the ones we don't know enough about.
All people have flaws and merits; all of us are strange and different. No one is better than we are or much less "normal."
We may often consider others better or worse than ourselves, but we should never prejudge. Today especially, appearances are deceiving. When we have a chance to get to know better those people we consider better or worse, they often turn out to be on the same level as us, with many points in common with us.
So we should never judge by appearances, but always respect all people we meet, even if they turn out to be dishonest or mean to us. Our best weapons are respect, positivity and rationality.
“No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.”
“There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.”
“Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.”
“God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.”
“It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.”
“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.”
“Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.”
“Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.”
“It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.”
“We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.”
“My difficulties belong to me!”
“War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.”