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1856 - 1939, Austrian neurologist

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility and most
people are frightened of responsibility.
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One is very crazy when in love.
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The ego is not master in its own house.
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The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to
answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman
want?"
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Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic
illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a
personal one.
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When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
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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 success along with it.
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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
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Analogies, it is true, decide nothing but they can make one feel more at home.
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A woman should soften but not weaken a man.
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One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be "happy" is not included in the
plan of Creation.
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The sexual life of adult women is a dark continent for psychology.
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Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier
ways.
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Smoking is indispensable if one has nothing to kiss.
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A poor girl may have an illusion that a prince will come and fetch her home. It is possible,
some such cases have occurred. That the Messiah will come and found a golden age is much
less probable.
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Psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love.
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The price we pay for our advance in civilization is a loss of happiness through the heightening
of the sense of guilt.
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The psychic development of the individual is a short repetition of the course of development
of the race.
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Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure
love and always have to mix love and hate.
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I no longer count as one of my merits that I always tell the truth as much as possible; it has
become my metier.
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Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
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What progress we are making! In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are
content with burning my books.
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No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips - betrayal
oozes out of him at every pore.
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The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but
what is shown to him.
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I cannot face with comfort the idea of life without work; work and the free play of the
imagination are for me the same thing, I take no pleasure in anything else.
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Thought is action in rehearsal.
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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of
the mind.
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One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
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In human beings, pure masculinity or femininity is not to be found either in a psychological or
biological sense.
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He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
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Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea,they become powerless when they
oppose it.
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A layman will no doubt find it hard to understand how pathological disorders of the body and
mind can be eliminated by mere words. He will feel that he is being asked to believe in magic.
And he will not be so very wrong, for the words which we use in our everyday speech are
nothing other than watered-down magic. But we shall have to follow a roundabout path in
order to explain how science sets about restoring to words a part at least of their former
magical power.
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How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved!
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The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization.
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