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"Is not the tremendous strength in men of the impulse to creative work in every field precisely due to their feeling of playing a relatively small part in the creation of living beings, which constantly impels them to an overcompensation in achievement?"
Karen Horney

"Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men."
Karen Horney

"The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization."
Karen Horney

"Life itself still remains a very effective therapist."
Karen Horney

"Fortuneately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist."
Karen Horney

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
Mark Twain

"Only a few things are really important."
Marie Dressler

"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing."
Marcus Aurelius

"Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive."
Mel Brooks

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
Mark Twain

"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave."
Quentin Crisp

"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All life is an experiment."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't."
Richard Bach

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose."
Robert Byrne

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
Robert Frost

"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last."
Robert Louis Stevenson

"Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued."
Socrates

"But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."
Umberto Eco

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