Psychology quotes

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. He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life. Where does a thought go when it's forgotten?
Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to taking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young. Where id is, there shall ego be. A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs. Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine. A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. You wanted to kill your father in order to be your father yourself. Now you are your father, but a dead father. A transference neurosis corresponds to a conflict between ego and id, a narcissistic neurosis corresponds to that between between ego and super-ego, and a psychosis to that between ego and outer world. It sounds not only disagreeable but also paradoxical, yet it must nevertheless be said that anyone who is to be really free and happy in love must have surmounted his respect for women and have come to terms with the idea of incest with his mother or sister. When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has. No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human breast, and seeks to wrestle with them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed.
Man knows much more than he understands. We must never neglect the patient's own use of his symptoms. Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations. To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.