A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
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 of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
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.
Incidentally, why was it that none of all the pious ever discovered psycho-analysis? Why did it have to wait for a completely godless Jew?
If you can't do it, give up!
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Anatomy is destiny.
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.