Best Quotes by Karl A. Menninger (Top 9)

  1. Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
  2. What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
  3. One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him.
  4. Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
  5. What's done to children, they will do to society.
  6. It is hard for a free fish to understand what is happening to a hooked one.
  7. Attitudes are much more important than facts.
  8. It was his optimism that Freud bequeathed to America and it was the optimism of our youthfulness, our freedom from the sterner, sadder tradition of Europe which enabled us to seize his gift.
  9. Psychoanalysis has changed American psychology from a diagnostic to a therapeutic science, not because so many patients are cured by the psychoanalytic technique, but because of the new understanding of psychiatric patients it has given us, and the new and different concept of illness and health.