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    In our civilization, men are afraid that they will not be men enough and women are afraid that they might be considered only women.
    — Theodor Reik
    He [Freud] often said three things were impossible to fulfill completely; healing, education, governing. He limited his goals in analytic treatment to brining the patient to the point where he could work for a living and learn to love.
    — Theodor Reik
    It is always possible to approach a goal by a detour.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: goal 
     
    Women in general want to be loved for what they are and men for what they accomplish.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: men  women 
     
    There is need of variety in sex, but not in love.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: sex 
     
    The small share of happiness attainable by man exists only insofar as he is able to cease to think of himself.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: happiness  men  shares 
     
    Women see through each other, but they rarely look into themselves.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: women 
     
    We are all in a race for dear life: that is to say, we are fugitives from death.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: death  race 
     
    Romance fails us and so do friendships, but the relationship of parent and child, less noisy than all the others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth
    — Theodor Reik
    The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: people  god  worship  lover  imagine 
     
    No person loving or admiring himself is alone.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: people  alone  loving 
     
    Work and love; these are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: work 
     
    The repressed memory is like a noisy intruder being thrown out of the concert hall. You can throw him out, but he will bang on the door and continue to disturb the concert. The analyst opens the door and says, If you promise to behave yourself, you can come back in.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: memory 
     
    To express unafraid and unashamed what one really thinks and feels is one of the great consolations of life.
    — Theodor Reik
    Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: reality  world  dreams 
     
    Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: artist 
     
    The secret of human happiness is not in self-seeking but in self-forgetting.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: happiness  secret  human 
     
    Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: men  women  wise  fools 
     
    The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: men  wise  fools 
     
    In our civilization men are afraid they will not be man enough, and women are afraid that they might be considered only women.
    — Theodor Reik
    In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.
    — Theodor Reik
    tags: people  oneself 
     
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    theodor reik
    Birth    : May 12, 1888
    Death  : December 31, 1969