Top 10 Alfred Adler Quotes

Alfred Adler(February 7, 1870 – May 28, 1937) was an Austrian psychologist and best known for his school of individual psychology, in which the concept of inferiority complex was introduced.

Here are the top ten greatest Alfred Adler quotes:

I.

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. 

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II.

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

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III.

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well. 

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IV.

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. 

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V.

You can be healed of depression if every day you begin the first thing in the morning to consider how you will bring a real joy to someone else.

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VI.

Man knows much more than he understands.

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VII.

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.

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VIII.

It’s easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. 

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IX.

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.

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X.

Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

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Thank you Alfred Adler!

Interesting Facts:

  • His colleague was Sigmund Freud.
  • As a child, he suffered from rickets and couldn’t walk until age 4.
  • He specialized in ophthalmologist, then developed interest in neurology and psychiatry.
  • He believed that birth order, being the first born had most advantages for personality development.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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