One is very crazy when in love.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
The goal of all life is death.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.
If you can't do it, give up!
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
The very emphasis of the commandment: Thou shalt not kill, makes it certain that we are descended from an endlessly long chain of generations of murderers, whose love of murder was in their blood as it is perhaps also in ours.
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Love and work... work and love, that's all there is.
Men are strong only so long as they represent a strong idea. They become powerless when they oppose it.
The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself, and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious thing in life.
Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.