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Helene Deutsch

  • ... [a] heavy sense of guilt [is] the most potent factor in the whole psychologic picture of motherliness.

  • ... that person is lonely who has no one for whom he or she is Number One.

  • ... only a thin partition separates the psychically normal from the diseased.

  • ... for many people traveling can have deep psychological meaning.

  • All the best human impulses can be traced back to adolescence.

  • 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.'

Helene Deutsch, Polish-born U.S. psychoanalyst

(1884 - 1982)