"You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world, and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull my hair out by the roots."
"I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace."
"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has."
"Individual psychotherapy - that is, engaging a distressed fellow human in a disciplined conversation and human relationship - requires that the therapist have the proper temperament and philosophy of life for such work. By that I mean that the therapist must be patient, modest, and a perceptive listener, rather than a talker and advice-giver."