• Experience teaches that for most people there is a limit beyond which their constitution cannot comply with the demands of civilization. All who wish to reach a higher standard than their constitution will allow, fall victims to neurosis. It would have been better for them if they could have remained less "perfect".

    Sigmund Freud, Philip Rieff (1997). “Sexuality and The Psychology of Love”, p.19, Simon and Schuster
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