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Thomas Szasz
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Men are afraid to rock the boat in which they hope to drift safely through life's currents, when, actually, the boat is stuck on a sandbar. They would be better off to rock the boat and try to shake it loose.
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Thomas Szasz
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
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Thomas Szasz, "The Second Sin"
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
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Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Childhood"
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.
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Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Emotions"
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
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Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Personal Conduct"
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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Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Science and Scientism"
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
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Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Social Relations"
People often say that this person is or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates.
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Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin, 1973

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