By Alfred Adler
Aesthetic life is not something sophisticated – that’s a humanistic lie. Aesthetic life is as integral to being human as building sandcastles on the beach and giving your children names.
Most times, how you treat your children is how they grow up to treat you.
By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
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.
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.
My government is committed to carrying out electoral reforms. It is our firm resolve to keep criminal elements away from power.
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.
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass- crime perpetrated on the community of man.
Play is a child’s work and this is not a trivial pursuit.
If you wish to educate a child who has gone wrong, then you must, above all, keep your attention fixed on the intersection of two charmed circles.
Every pampered child becomes a hated child… There is no greater evil than the pampering of children.
All failures – neurotics, psychotics, criminals, drunkards, problem children, suicides, perverts, and prostitutes – are failures because they are lacking in social interest.
It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.
Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.