Thomas Szasz: Clear thinking

“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.”

—Thomas Szasz.

Thomas Szasz: Conscious learning

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; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. -Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (15 Apr 1920-2012)