Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.

The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being.

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

 image quote by Sigmund Freud

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.

The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.

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?'

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak–and speak in such a way that people will remember it.

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

 image quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger

You can have results or excuses. Not both.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

I prefer the company of animals more than the company of humans.

Certainly, a wild animal is cruel. But to be merciless is the privilege of civilized humans.

Love is a state of temporary psychosis.

Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.

If you find someone who makes you smile, who checks up on you often to see if you're okay. Who watches out or you and wants the best for you. Who loves and respects you. Don't let them go. People like that are hard to find.

 image quote by Sigmund Freud

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.

All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it.

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

Follow your heart but take your brain with you.

To be completely honest with oneself is the very best effort a human being can make.

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

 image quote by Sigmund Freud

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

We are not determined by our experiences, but are self-determined by the meaning we give to them; and when we take particular experiences as the basis for our future life, we are almost certain to be misguided to some degree. Meanings are not determined by situations. We determine ourselves by the meanings we ascribe to situations.

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.

Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification.

You can be healed of depression if every day you begin the first thing in the morning to consider how you will bring a real joy to someone else.

Where does a thought go when it's forgotten?

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

 image quote by Sigmund Freud

People do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.

If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears.

I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.

If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

 image quote by Sigmund Freud

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

If only the whole world could feel the power of harmony.

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled - thus one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all talk of development is empty.

You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

Our greatest human freedom is that, despite whatever our physical situation is in life, WE ARE ALWAYS FREE TO CHOOSE OUR THOUGHTS!

There are two races of men in this world but only these two: the race of the decent man and the race of the indecent man.

 image quote by Franz Kafka

Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow you most intense obsessions mercilessly.

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Success, like happiness, is the unexpected side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.

Life is just the same as learning to swim.

Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!

If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it.

I remained a socialist for several years, even after my rejection of Marxism;

and if there could be such a thing as socialism combined with individual liberty, I would be a socialist still. For nothing could be better than living a modest, simple, and free life in an egalitarian society.

I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet.

I cannot arrange the parts of speech with such art as to produce effects of light and shade, for I am no painter. Even by signs and gestures I cannot express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer. But I can do so by means of sounds, for I am a musician.

 image quote by Sigmund Freud

There are no mistakes.

The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.