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A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, espec...   Life
A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into acc...   Life
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.   Life
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am...   Life
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more...   Life
Anatomy is destiny.   Life
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.   Life
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and ...   Life
Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to ...   Life
Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego a...   Life
He does not believe that does not live according to his belief .   Life
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no ...   Life
How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved!   Life
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a fa...   Life
I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole. In...   Life
If youth knew; if age could.   Life
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow...   Life
It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built...   Life
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one...   Life
Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.   Life
Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on ...   Life
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can ...   Life
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become pow...   Life
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves respo...   Life
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.   Life
Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and...   Life
No one who has seen a baby sinking back satiated from the breast and f...   Life
No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed dem...   Life
Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of o...   Life
One is very crazy when in love.   Life
Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an...   Life
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that...   Life
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.   Life
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the sour...   Life
The ego is not master in its own house.   Life
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founde...   Life
The goal of all life is death.   Life
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming ...   Life
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not ...   Life
The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standa...   Life
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was great...   Life
The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atro...   Life
The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimat...   Life
The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disp...   Life
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.   Life
We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefor...   Life
We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of th...   Life
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence ...   Intelligence
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned...   Life
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferab...   Life
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned...   Life