Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.
The most comprehensive formulation of therapeutic goals is the striving for wholeheartedness: to be without pretense, to be emotionally sincere, to be able to put the whole of oneself into one's feelings, one's work, one's beliefs.
There is no good reason why we should not develop and change until the last day we live.
If you want to be proud of yourself, then do things in which you can take pride
To find a mountain path all by oneself gives a greater feeling of strength than to take a path that is shown.
Until I feel strong enough to pray sincerely and to act accordingly, I would rather not pray at all.
The searching for our selves is the most agonizing, isn't it? - and yet the most stimulating - and one simply cannot escape it.
When one begins, as I did, to analyze men after a fairly long experience of analyzing women, one receives a most surprising impression of the intensity of this envy of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood, as well as of breasts and of the act of suckling.
Why is it so unutterably beneficial, the thought that someone besides myself knows me?
Thou shalt free thyself from convention, from everyday morality.
The psychology of women hitherto actually represents a deposit of the desires and disappointments of men.
Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men.
The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.