Erik Erikson Quotes

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I have nothing to offer except a way of looking at things.
— Erik Erikson


Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive.


The fact that human conscience remains partially infantile throughout life is the core of human tragedy.

tragedy conscience

The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.


Potentially creative the personal fundament of their work during a self-decreed moratorium, during which they often starve themselves, socially, erotically, and, last but not least, nutritionally in order to let the grosser weeds die out, and make way for the growth of their inner garden.