Wilhelm Reich Quote
“The suppression of natural sexual gratification leads to various kinds of substitute gratifications. Natural aggression, for example, becomes brutal sadism which then is an essential mass-psychological factor in imperialistic wars.”
Ch. 1 : Ideology As Material Power, Section 4 : The Social Function of Sexual Suppression - The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933)
“Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.”
Ch. V : The Development of the Character-Analytic Technique - The Function of the Orgasm (1927)
“Honest pioneer work in the field of science has always been, and will continue to be, life's pilot. On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility. This puts us under an obligation.”
The Function of the Orgasm (1927)
“Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it.”
In German: "Liebe, Arbeit und Wissen sind die Quellen unseres Lebens. Sie sollen es auch regieren."
Born: March 24, 1897
Died: November 3, 1957 (age 60)
Occupation: Psychologist, psychoanalyst
Bio: Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, known as one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry.