By Alfred Adler
A man is born alone and dies alone; And he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; And he goes alone to hell or the supreme abode.
I do believe in Karma. You will one day experience what you did to me.
When you create reality through the eyes of others, you build Karma which did not suppose to be yours.
If Karma is a thing, then wouldn’t wanting someone to experience bad Karma also get you bad Karma?
To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one’s thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one’s mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.
Just as man can’t exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one’s rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.
I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.
As we talk with candour, we open the doors to new possibilities and new areas of cooperation in advance in democracy, in combating terrorism, in energy and environment, science and technology and international peacekeeping.
Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.
Our brief was to create an environment where people could feel comfortable shopping, dining, relaxing and meeting friends and it is wonderful that our design has been acknowledged in this way.
The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
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.
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.
I play with microbes. There are, of course, many rules to this play…but when you have acquired knowledge and experience it is very pleasant to break the rules and to be able to find something nobody has thought of.
The more a man knows about himself in relation to every kind of experience, the greater his chance of suddenly, one fine morning, realizing who in fact he is…
Cynical realism is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience that ‘a quiet conscience makes one strong!’