Beauty has no obvious use; nor is there any clear cultural necessity for it. Yet civilization could not do without it.
Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or the other.
A poor girl may have an illusion that a prince will come and fetch her home. It is possible, some such cases have occurred. That the Messiah will come and found a golden age is much less probable.
A love that does not discriminate seems to me to forfeit a part of its own value, by doing an injustice to its object; and secondly, not all men are worthy of love.