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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Phrase of the day June 3rd 2010

"We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our own body, which is doomed to decay and dissolution and which cannot even do without pain and anxiety as warning signals; from the external world, which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless forces of destruction; and finally from our relations to other men. The suffering which comes from this last source is perhaps more painful than any other." Sigmund Freud.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I think Freud may be correct in his assumption. A quote that I feel is fit to follow Freud's assessment is one by Aristotle:

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”