I listened for the echo, and I heard only praise â€”
You know these things as thoughts, but your thoughts are not your experiences, they are an echo and after-effect of your experiences: as when your room trembles whe na carriage goes past. I however am sitting in the carriage, and often I am the carriage itself. Ina man who thinks like this, the dich
Talk therapy turns hysterical misery to mundane unhappiness.
Not to know the past is to be in bondage to it, while to remember, to know, is to be set free.
I have an infamously low capacity for visualizing relationships, which made the study of geometry and all subjects derived from it impossible for me.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
We are so made that we can derive intense enjoyment only from a contrast.
The reproaches against science for not having yet solved the problems of the universe are exaggerated in an unjust and malicious manner; it has truly not had time enough yet for these great achievements. Science is very young--a human activity which developed late.
The only shame in masturbation is the shame of not doing it well.
The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. Sigmund Freu
There is a powerful force within us, an un-illuminated part of the mind - separate from the conscious mind that is constantly at work molding our thought, feelings, and actions.
Cigars served me for precisely fifty years as protection and a weapon in the combat of life... I owe to the cigar a great intensification of my capacity to work and a facilitation of my self-control.
Much of our highly valued cultural heritage has been acquired at the cost of sexuality.
The sexual life of adult women is a "dark continent" for psychology.
Our knowledge of the historical worth of certain religious doctrines increases our respect for them, but does not invalidate our proposal that they should cease to be put forward as the reasons for the precepts of civilization. On the contrary! Those historical residues have helped us to view religi
A collection to which nothing can be added and from which nothing can be removed is, in fact, dead!
The goal of all life is death
If all the evidence put forward for the authenticity of religious teachings originates in the past, it is natural to look round and see whether the present, about which it is easier to form judgements, may not also be able to furnish evidence of the sort. If by this means we could succeed in clearin
When a love-relationship is at its height there is no room left for any interest in the environment; a pair of lovers are sufficient to themselves
The assumption that everything past is preserved holds good even in mental life only on condition that the organ of the mind has remained intact and that its tissues have not been damaged by trauma or inflammation. But destructive influences which can be compared to causes of illness like these are
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.