Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler

Quotes and Inspiration

“It is well known that those who do not trust themselves never trust others.”
“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.”
“Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.”
“A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.”
“The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.”
“All problems are interpersonal relationship problems.”
“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.”
“The one who boasts does so only out of a feeling of inferiority.”
“Life is just the same as learning to swim. Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!”
“The important thing is not what one is born with but what use one makes of that equipment.”
“It is very obvious that we are not influenced by “facts” but by our interpretation of the facts.”
“Courage is the willingness to engage in a risk-taking behavior regardless of whether the consequences are unknown or possibly adverse.”
“It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. ”

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