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Love cures people — both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
The voice of the intelligence is soft and weak, said Freud. It is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is hissed away by hate, and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
TO THOSE WHO WOULD USE INTELLIGENCE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST DEATH - TO STRENGTHEN THE WILL TO LIVE AGAINST THE WISH TO DIE, AND TO REPLACE WITH LOVE THE BLIND COMPULSION TO GIVE HOSTAGES TO HATRED AS THE PRICE OF LIVING.
Illness is in part what the world has done to a victim, but in a larger part it is what the victim has done with his world, and with himself.
It is a strange and dismal thing that in a world of such need, such opportunity and such variety as ours, the search for an illusory peace of mind should go so zealously pursued and defended, while truth goes languishing.
To "know thyself" must mean to know the malignancy of one's own instincts and to know, as well, one's power to deflect it.
Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too.
It was his optimism that Freud bequeathed to America and it was the optimism of our youthfulness, our freedom from the sterner, sadder tradition of Europe which enabled us to seize his gift.
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I should prefer to die laughing, and, on more than one occasion, thought I might.
July 22, 1893
July 18, 1990
Karl Augustus Menninger was an American psychiatrist and a member of the Menninger family of psychiatrists who founded the Menninger Foundation and the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.
Man against himself (1938)
The crime of punishment (1968)
Love against hate (1942)
Theory of psychoanalytic technique (1958)
Whatever Became of Sin? (1973)
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