Love and work... work and love, that's all there is.
When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.
If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears.
I had the greatest respect for the authorities of my day-until I studied things for myself, and came to my own conclusions.
It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.
Indeed, the great Leonardo (da Vinci) remained like a child for the whole of his life in more than one way. It is said that all great men are bound to retain some infantile part. Even as an adult he continued to play, and this was another reason why he often appeared uncanny and incomprehensible to his contemporaries.
Where does a thought go when it's forgotten?
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.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men's actions.
Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
The unconscious of one human being can react upon that of another without passing through the conscious.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
We choose not randomly each other. We meet only those who already exists in our subconscious.
In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
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.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
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?'
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
Not to know the past is to be in bondage to it, while to remember, to know, is to be set free.
None believes in his own death. In the unconscious everyone is convinced of his own immortality.
Let us consider the polarity of love and hate.... Now, clinical observation shows not only that love is with unexpected regularityaccompanied by hate (ambivalence), and not only that in human relationships hate is frequently a forerunner of love, but also that in many circumstances hate changes into love and love into hate.
My boy! Smoking is one of the greatest and cheapest enjoyments in life, and if you decide in advance not to smoke, i can only feel sorry for you.
The true believer is in a high degree protected against the danger of certain neurotic afflictions; by accepting the universal neurosis he is spared the task of forming a personal neurosis.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
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.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.
To be completely honest with oneself is the very best effort a human being can make.
Humanity is in the highest degree irrational, so that there is no prospect of influencing it by reasonable arguments. Against prejudice one can do nothing.
The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious; what I discovered was the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied.
Without love we fall ill.
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.