By Alfred Adler
Karma is the most patient gangster ever.
Be patient. Your karma will come to you at the right time.
Sometimes you have to give people a taste of their own medicine.
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.
Brushing a girl’s hair behind her ear once a day will solve more problems than all those therapists and drugs.
Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
It is possible that in ten years’ time penicillin itself will be a back number and will be replaced by something better. It is quite certain though that to displace penicillin any newcomer will have to be very, very good.
Penicillin sat on a shelf for ten years while I was called a quack.
Nature makes penicillin; I just found it.
The discovery of penicillin was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence that happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem.
If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life.
I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I suppose that was exactly what I did.
Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.
Medical costs are of concern, both in developing and developed countries.