Helene Deutsch
Quotations


Adolescence is the period of the decisive last battle fought before maturity. The ego must achieve independence, the old emotional ties must be cast off, the new ones created.

After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.

All observations point to the fact that the intellectual woman is masculinized; in her, warm, intuitive knowledge has yielded to cold unproductive thinking.

It is interesting to note that in every phase of life feminine masochism finds some form of expression.

The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself: "That is not what I meant by freedom--it is only 'social progress.'"

The very fact that the youthful soul feels insecure strengthens its active aspiration to master its insecurity.



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