Alfred Adler Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old alfred adler quotes, alfred adler sayings, and alfred adler proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted     

Alfred Adler

Imperfect preparation gives rise to the thousand-fold forms that express physical and mental inferiority and insecurity.     

Alfred Adler

Imperfect preparation gives rise to the thousand-fold forms that express physical and mental inferiority and insecurity.     

Alfred Adler

Man know much more than he understands.     

Alfred Adler

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.     

Alfred Adler

There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.     

Alfred Adler

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.     

Alfred Adler

Follow your heart but take your brain with you.     

Alfred Adler

Nobody adopts antisocial behaviour unless they fear that they will fail if they remain on the social side of life.     

Alfred Adler

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.     

Alfred Adler

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.     

Alfred Adler

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.      

Alfred Adler

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.     

Alfred Adler

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.     

Alfred Adler

Nobody adopts antisocial behaviour unless they fear that they will fail if they remain on the social side of life.     

Alfred Adler

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.     

Alfred Adler

We are not determined by our experiences, but are self-determined by the meaning we give to them; and when we take particular experiences as the basis for our future life, we are almost certain to be misguided to some degree. Meanings are not determined by situations. We determine ourselves by the meanings we ascribe to situations.     

Alfred Adler

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.     

Alfred Adler

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.      

Alfred Adler

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.     

Alfred Adler

It is always easier to fight for one's principles that to live up to them.     

Alfred Adler

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement     

Alfred Adler