One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.
Humor is a means of obtaining pleasure in spite of the distressing effects that interface with it.
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them, for they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.
Life as we find it is too hard for us; it entails too much pain, too many disappointments, impossible tasks. We cannot do without palliative remedies.
When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.
The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is "what does a woman want"?
A woman should soften but not weaken a man.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.
Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.
It is that we are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object or its love.
My love is something valuable to me which I ought not to throw away without reflection.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.
Religious doctrines … are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them.
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.