A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.Thomas Szasz
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.Thomas Szasz
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time serenity, that nothing is.Thomas Szasz
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.Thomas Szasz
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.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
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
He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself.Thomas Szasz
If you talk to God, you are praying If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.Thomas Szasz
Individual psychotherapy - that is, engaging a distressed fellow human in a disciplined conversation and human relationship - requires that the therapist have the proper temperament and philosophy of life for such work. By that I mean that the therapist must be patient, modest, and a perceptive listener, rather than a talker and advice-giver.Thomas Szasz
Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less.Thomas Szasz
No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.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
was a famous Hungarian-American psychiatrist,
who was born on
April 15, 1920. As a person born on this date, Thomas Szasz is listed in our database as the 39th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 15) and the 56th most popular for the year (1920).
People born on April 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Thomas Szasz is the 1133rd most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Thomas Szasz's birthday, Thomas Szasz is the 11th most famous Hungarian-American.
In general, Thomas Szasz ranks as the 13526th
most popular famous person of all time.
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