Quotes by: Karl A. Menninger

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Karl Menninger
Born Karl Augustus Menninger
(1893-07-22)July 22, 1893
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Died July 18, 1990(1990-07-18) (aged 96)
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Cause of death Abdominal cancer[1]
Occupation Psychiatrist
Spouse(s) Grace Gaines
Jeanetta Lyle
Children Julia Menninger Gottesman
Robert Gaines Menninger
Martha Menninger Nichols
Rosemary Menninger (adopted)
Parent(s) Charles Frederick Menninger
Florence Vesta Menninger
Relatives Will Menninger (brother)
Edwin Arnold Menninger (brother)
Ann Gottesman (granddaughter)

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
Karl A. Menninger
Is it hard for the reader to believe that suicides are sometimes committed to forestall the committing of murder? There is no doubt of it. Nor is there any doubt that murder is sometimes committed to avert suicide.
Karl A. Menninger
Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.
Karl A. Menninger
One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways.
Karl A. Menninger
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.
Karl A. Menninger
We need criminals to identify ourselves with, to secretly envy and to stoutly punish. They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
Karl A. Menninger
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