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It is deplorable to have to make room for protestations and declarations of this sort in a scientific work; but let no one reproach me on this account but rather accuse the spirit of the age, owing to which we have reached a happy state of things in which no serious book can any longer be sure of its existence.
-- Freud quoting Richard Schmidt (Prefatory Remarks)

Importance: Freud quotes contemporary German scholar Richard Schmidt as a reflection of how he feels about publishing Dora's case history. The sentiment behind this quote reflects that Freud feels that any objections to his work are a result of him being alive in an age that fails to understand the importance of the work he is doing.

A string of reproaches against other people leads one to suspect the existence of a string of self-reproaches with the same content.
-- Freud (The Clinical Picture)

Importance: Freud’s point is that hysterics throw onto others what they themselves...

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