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If youth knew; if age could.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those…
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.
Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual…
The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition.
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.
We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating…
Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one’s dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content…
Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to us to be.
Sadism is all right in its place, but it should be directed to proper ends.
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