In the past, men created witches: now they create mental patients.
THOMAS SZASZ, introduction, The Manufacture of Madness
The wise treat self-respect as non-negotiable, and will not trade it for health or wealth or anything else.
THOMAS SZASZ, The Second Sin
Mental illness is a myth whose function is to disguise and thus render more palatable the bitter pill of moral conflicts in human relations.
THOMAS SZASZ, The Untamed Tongue: A Dissenting Dictionary
Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions.