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Sigmund Freud – 34 Quotes

 

34 Quotes by Sigmund Freud

 

If youth knew if age could.

– Sigmund Freud


The goal of all life is death.

– Sigmund Freud


One is very crazy when in love.

– Sigmund Freud


Time spent with cats is never wasted.

– Sigmund Freud


Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

– Sigmund Freud


Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.

– Sigmund Freud


Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

– Sigmund Freud


Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.

– Sigmund Freud


We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.

– Sigmund Freud


The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.

– Sigmund Freud


Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.

– Sigmund Freud


Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.

– Sigmund Freud


Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

– Sigmund Freud


I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.

– Sigmund Freud


The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.

– Sigmund Freud


Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.

– Sigmund Freud


Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.

– Sigmund Freud


A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.

– Sigmund Freud


The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

– Sigmund Freud


America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.

– Sigmund Freud


Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

– Sigmund Freud


The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.

– Sigmund Freud


Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.

– Sigmund Freud


What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

– Sigmund Freud


Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

– Sigmund Freud


Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another.

– Sigmund Freud


What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.

– Sigmund Freud


The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.

– Sigmund Freud


If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.

– Sigmund Freud


Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.

– Sigmund Freud


The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’

– Sigmund Freud


Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.

– Sigmund Freud


Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one’s dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.

– Sigmund Freud


I have found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.

– Sigmund Freud


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