Thomas Szasz Quotes

Thomas Szasz Quotes: Labeling a child as mentally ill is stigmatization, not diagnosis. Giving a child a psychiatric drug is poisoning, not treatment.
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Thomas Szasz Quote: The neurotic has problems; the psychotic has solutions.
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Quotes about Thomas Szasz: He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself.
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Quote about Thomas Szasz: 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.
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Thomas Szasz Sayings: Prostitution is said to be the world's oldest profession . It is, indeed, a model of all professional work: the worker relinquishes control over himself ... in exchange for money. Because of the passivity it entails, this is a difficult and, for many, a distasteful role.
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Thomas Szasz Saying: The Nazis spoke of having a Jewish problem. We now speak of having a drug-abuse problem. Actually,
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Sayings about Thomas Szasz: Only idiots and infants need things. The language of needs is the native tongue of socialists, therapists, and paternalists of all sorts and is addressed to needy dependents. The language of wants is spoken by self-respecting adults and is addressed to other self-respecting adults.
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Saying about Thomas Szasz: How can depression be real if our eyes arent real?
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Thomas Szasz Quotes: Science can give us power over nature, but it cannot give us power over human nature.
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Thomas Szasz Quote: As the base rhetorician uses language to increase his own power, to produce converts to his own cause, and to create loyal followers of his own person so the noble rhetorician uses language to wean men away from their inclination to depend on authority, to encourage them to think and speak clearly, and to teach them to be their own masters.
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Quotes about Thomas Szasz: The great shift ... is the movement away from the value-laden languages of ... the
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Quote about Thomas Szasz: Aided and abetted by corrupt analysts, patients who have nothing better to do with their lives often use the psychoanalytic situation to transform insignificant childhood hurts into private shrines at which they worship unceasingly the enormity of the offenses committed against them. This solution is immensely flattering to the patients -- as are all forms of unmerited self-aggrandizement; it is immensely profitable for the analysts -- as are all forms pandering to people's vanity; and it is often immensely unpleasant for nearly everyone else in the patient's life.
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Thomas Szasz Sayings: Mysticism joins and unites; reason divides and separates. People crave belonging more than understanding. Hence the prominent role of mysticism, and the limited role of reason in human affairs.
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Thomas Szasz Saying: Delusion: belief said to be false by someone who does not share it.
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