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He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself. Thomas Szasz#Suicide 83
Thomas Szasz#Suicide 83
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. Thomas Szasz#Perception 82
Thomas Szasz#Perception 82
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#Society 72
Thomas Szasz#Society 72
A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power. Thomas Szasz#Teacher 69
Thomas Szasz#Teacher 69
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#Vanity 65
Thomas Szasz#Vanity 65
In the past, men created witches; now they create mental patients. Thomas Szasz#Madness 64
Thomas Szasz#Madness 64
Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine. Thomas Szasz#Psychiatry 62
Thomas Szasz#Psychiatry 62
If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. Thomas Szasz#God 59
Thomas Szasz#God 59
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#Mental 58
Thomas Szasz#Mental 58
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#Society 53
Thomas Szasz#Society 53
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