Thomas Szasz quotes

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A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest ...
The proverb warns that "You should not bite the hand that feeds you." But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourse ...
If someone does something we disapprove of, we regard him as bad if we believe we can deter him from persisting in his conduct, bu ...
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, bef ...
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to chil ...
When the psychiatrist approves of a person's actions, he judges that person to have acted with "free choice"; when he disapproves, ...
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.
Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine.
We often speak of love when we really should be speaking of the drive to dominate or to master, so as to confirm ourselves as acti ...
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