By Alfred Adler
Most times, how you treat your children is how they grow up to treat you.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals and I loathe humanity for its failure to live up to these possibilities.
Whatever a man might do, whatever misery or heartache your children might give you – and they give you a lot – however much your parents irritate you – it doesn’t matter because you love them.
Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics.
I had to make a choice at one point in my life, of missing films or missing my children. It was a very easy decision to make because I missed my children so very much.
I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II.
I don’t drink and drive. I could live with killing myself but I couldn’t live with killing someone else.
Have you ever looked at the stars drunk and sworn they were burning just for you? It’s hard not to believe in magic it’s hard not to believe in whiskey.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love, and a little drunk.
My government is committed to carrying out electoral reforms. It is our firm resolve to keep criminal elements away from power.
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war; and this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties.
Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, are the children of Men.
Children have a master to teach them, grown-ups have the poets.
We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.
What is courage? Courage is the willingness to risk failure…There is only one danger I find in life, and that, indeed, is a real one. You may take too many precautions.
To injure another person through atonement is one of the most subtle devices of the neurotic, as when, for example, he indulges in self-accusations.
Play is a child’s work and this is not a trivial pursuit.
Nobody adopts antisocial behavior unless they fear that they will fail if they remain on the social side of life.