To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest... The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

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Adler, Alfred. The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler. Edited by H. L. Ansbacher and R. R. Ansbacher. Harper Torchbooks, 1964.