Why is it so unutterably beneficial, the thought that someone besides myself knows me?
— Karen Horney
Until I feel strong enough to pray sincerely and to act accordingly, I would rather not pray at all.
The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.
Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
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.
Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men.
Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
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.
Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.