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Karen Horney Quotes

There is no such thing as a normal psychology that holds for all people.
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To find a mountain path all by oneself gives a greater feeling of strength than to take a path that is shown.

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Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.

— Karen Horney

Many such relations are carried on under the camouflage of love, that is, under a subjective conviction of attachment, when actually the love is only the person's clinging to others to satisfy his own needs.

— Karen Horney

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.

— Karen Horney

When one begins, as I did, to analyze men after a fairly long experience of analyzing women, one receives a most surprising impression of the intensity of this envy of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood, as well as of breasts and of the act of suckling.

— Karen Horney

Until I feel strong enough to pray sincerely and to act accordingly, I would rather not pray at all.

— Karen Horney

The searching for our selves is the most agonizing, isn't it? - and yet the most stimulating - and one simply cannot escape it.

— Karen Horney

Life as a therapist is ruthless; circumstances that are helpful to one neurotic may crush another.

— Karen Horney

To search for truth about self is as valuable as to search for truth in other areas of life.

— Karen Horney

That many-faceted thing called love succeeds in building bridges from the loneliness on this shore to the loneliness on the other one. These bridges can be of great beauty, but they are rarely built for eternity, and frequently they cannot tolerate too heavy a burden without collapsing.

— Karen Horney

[Neurotics are] torn by inner conflicts ... Every neurotic ... is at war with himself.

— Karen Horney

If I couldn't be pretty, I decided I would be smart.

— Karen Horney

There is no such thing as a normal psychology that holds for all people.

— Karen Horney

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