Life is a long process of getting tired.
~ Samuel Butler
Thomas Szasz Quotes
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.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children.
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.
The belief that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his salvation, security, and sanity.
All drugs of any interest to any moderately intelligent person in America are now illegal.
A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
Masturbation: the primary sexual activity of mankind. In the nineteenth century it was a disease; in the twentieth, it's a cure.
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.
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
Happiness is... usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.