Quotes by Thomas Szasz

"Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse."
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"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget."
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"The proverb warns that, 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself."
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"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."
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"The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. 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."
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Books by Thomas Szasz

Thomas Szasz
  • Thomas Szasz

  • Date of birth: April 15, 1920
  • Died: September 08, 2012
  • Born: in Budapest, Hungary.

  • Description: Thomas Stephen Szasz (pronounced /sas/; born April 15, 1920 in Budapest, Hungary) was a psychiatrist and academic. He was Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. He was a prominent figure in the antipsychiatry movement, a well-known social critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry, and of the social control aims of medicine in modern society, as well as of scientism. He is well known for his books, The Myth of Mental Illness (1960) and The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement which set out some of the arguments with which he is most associated.

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