"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Anna Freud on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Anna Freud on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Anna Freud on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Anna Freud on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Anna Freud on Ernest Hemingway
"Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?"
"We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work."
"My different personalities leave me in peace now."
"Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours."