Quotes by Theodor Reik

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The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.

Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men.
He [Freud] often said three things were impossible to fulfill completely; healing, education, governing. He limited his goals in analytic treatment to brining the patient to the point where he could work for a living and learn to love.
Work and love; these are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
In our civilization, men are afraid that they will not be men enough and women are afraid that they might be considered only women.
There are only two roads that lead to something like human happiness. They are marked by the words: love and achievement. In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy. The secret of human happiness is not in self-seeking but in self-forgetting.