Milton R. Sapirstein

Milton R.
Sapirstein
1914
1986

American Clinical Psychiatrist, Writer and Researcher in Psychiatry

Author Quotes

Outstanding beauty, like outstanding gifts of any kind, tends to get in the way of normal emotional development, and thus of that particular success in life which we call happiness.

Society is a kind of parent to its members. If it, and they, are to thrive, its values must be clear, coherent and generally acceptable.

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.

Our unconscious is like a vast subterranean factory with intricate machinery that is never idle, where work goes on day and night from the time we are born until the moment of our death.

There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person in whom one impulse, one value, has assumed ascendancy over all others.

To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child's education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love.

The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction.

It is not enough for parents to understand children. they must accord children the privilege of understanding them.

It is impossible for any woman to love her children twenty-four hours a day.

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.

Author Picture
First Name
Milton R.
Last Name
Sapirstein
Birth Date
1914
Death Date
1986
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American Clinical Psychiatrist, Writer and Researcher in Psychiatry