Quote Book -[4]- People

Page 3 Normally we are sure of nothing so much as a sense of self, of our of our own ego.
Page 16 Normally we are sure of nothing so much as a sense of self, of our of our own ego.
Page 26 Despite the incompleteness of my presentation, I venture to offer even at this early stage a few remarks to round off our present enquiry. The programme for attaining happiness, imposed on us by the pleasure principle, cannot be fully realised, but we must not – indeed cannot – abandon our efforts to bring its realisation somehow closer. To reach this goal we may take very different routes and give priority to one or the other of two aims: the positive aim of gaining pleasure or the negative one of avoiding its opposite. On neither route can we attain all we desire. Happiness, in the reduced sense in which it is acknowledged to be possible, is a problem concerning the economy of the individual libido. There is no advice that would be beneficial to all; everyone must discover for himself how he can achieve salvation.

Source: Civilization and its discontents. By Sigmund Freud

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