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Thomas Szasz
(1920-2012) born on
Apr 15
US pscychiatrist, educator. His books on mental illness include "Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences," 1986.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily . . .

Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Second Sin, "Education" (1973).
R: The Second Sin, "Mental Illness" (1973).
A: The Second Sin, 1973
N: The Second Sin, "Social Relations" (1973).
K: The Second Sin, "Social Relations" (1973).

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