Peter Blos Quotes

The limitless future of childhood shrinks to realistic proportions, to one of limited chances and goals; but, by the same token, the mastery of time and space and the conquest of helplessness afford a hitherto unknown promise of self- realization. This is the human condition of adolescence.
Peter Blos (20th century), U.S. psychoanalyst. On Adolescence, introduction (1962).
Women have acquired equal place to man in society, but the double standard has really never been relinquished; certainly not by men. Modern man's fear of passivity or of the active woman proves to be as eternal as modern woman's struggle to come to terms with her femininity.
Peter Blos (20th century), U.S. psychoanalyst. On Adolescence, ch. 6 (1962).