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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.
         
   
F
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 . . .

R
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.
A
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.
N
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
K
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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