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    Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates

    “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

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    Boredom is the feeling that everything is

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

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    Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who

    “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

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    Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed

    “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

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    If you talk to God, you are

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

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    Formerly, when religion was strong and science

    “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.”

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    Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates

    “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.”

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    Formerly, when religion was strong and science

    “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

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    He who does not accept and respect

    “He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself.”

    — Thomas Szasz

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    Individual psychotherapy – that is, engaging a

    “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

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    Formerly, when religion was strong and science

    “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.”

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    Formerly, when religion was strong and science

    “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.”

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    Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

    “Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.”

    — Thomas Szasz

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    Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

    “Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.”

    — Thomas Szasz

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    A teacher should have maximal authority, and

    “A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.”

    — Thomas Szasz

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