Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
The proverb warns that, 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.
If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him..
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
Classifying thoughts, feelings and behaviors as diseases is a logical and semantic error, like classifying whale as fish.
It taught me, at an early age, that being wrong can be dangerous, but being right, when society regards the majority’s falsehood as truth, could be fatal.
Why don't you have a right to say you are Jesus? And why isn't the proper response to that "congratulations"?
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
The proverb warnes you'',''dont bite the hand that feeds you,''but maybe you should,''if it prevents you from feeding yourself.
He who does not want to understand the Other has no right to say that what the Other does or says makes no sense.
The cruelty intrinsic to the workhouse system was excused by the need to discourage idleness, much as the malice intrinsic to the mental hospital system has been excused by the need to provide treatment.
There are two kinds of 'disabled' persons: Those who dwell on what they have lost and those who concentrate on what they have left.
Insanity is the only sane reaction to an insane society.
Malcolm X and Edmund Burke shared an appreciation of this important insight, this painful truth--that the state wants men to be weak and timid, not strong and proud.
Institutions, no less than persons, may need to be socialized.
Scientific knowledge does not contain within itself directions for its humanitarian use.
The maliciousness of psychiatry is that it promotes itself as a medical discipline, although it is actually only part of the state authority."24 Therein