Thomas Szasz Quotes


30 Thomas Szasz quotes:



"In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined."
"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."
"If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic."
"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."
"In the past, men created witches; now they create mental patients."
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"Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves."
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"The proverb warns that 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself."
"Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine."
"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."
"Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults."



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