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Quotes by Thomas Szasz on society, depression, pills, mistake, feeling, God, nature, mental state, courage, intelligence, and psychology.

25 Great Quotes By Thomas Szasz That Teach You To Be A Happy Camper

Famous As: Psychiatrist, Scientist, Writer, University teacher

Born On: April 15, 1920

Died On: September 8, 2012

Born In: Budapest

Died At Age: 92

Thomas Szasz was an eminent Hungarian-American psychoanalyst, academic, and psychiatrist. He served at the ‘State University of New York Upstate Medical University’ as a professor of psychiatry. Some of his notable works include ‘The Manufacture of Madness,’ ‘The Myth of Mental Illness,’ ‘Pain and Pleasure: Study of Bodily Feelings,’ ‘Psychiatric Slavery,’ ‘Ideology and Sanity: Essays on the Psychiatric Dehumanization of Man,’ ‘Law, Liberty and Psychiatry,’ ‘The Therapeutic State,’ etc. Here is a collection of noteworthy and quoteworthy sayings by Thomas Szasz, which have been amassed from his writings, books, scholarly papers, thoughts and interviews. Following is a corpus of motivational and thought-provoking quotes by Thomas Szasz on theory, books, assertion, believe, problems, learning, childhood, wisdom, moral, bitter, boredom, religion, patient, Jesus, political, responsibility, and more.

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Thomas Szasz

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

Thomas Szasz

The proverb warns that, 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.

Thomas Szasz

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.

Thomas Szasz

In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.

Thomas Szasz

If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia

Thomas Szasz

When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him..

Thomas Szasz

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

Thomas Szasz

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.

Thomas Szasz

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.

Thomas Szasz

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.

Thomas Szasz

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.

Thomas Szasz

Classifying thoughts, feelings and behaviors as diseases is a logical and semantic error, like classifying whale as fish.

Thomas Szasz

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.

Thomas Szasz

Why don't you have a right to say you are Jesus? And why isn't the proper response to that "congratulations"?

Thomas Szasz

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz

The proverb warnes you'',''dont bite the hand that feeds you,''but maybe you should,''if it prevents you from feeding yourself.

Thomas Szasz

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.

Thomas Szasz

There are two kinds of 'disabled' persons: Those who dwell on what they have lost and those who concentrate on what they have left.

Thomas Szasz

Insanity is the only sane reaction to an insane society.

Thomas Szasz

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.

Thomas Szasz

Institutions, no less than persons, may need to be socialized.

Thomas Szasz

Scientific knowledge does not contain within itself directions for its humanitarian use.

Thomas Szasz

He who does not want to understand the Other has no right to say that what the Other does or says makes no sense.

Thomas Szasz

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

Thomas Szasz