Sigmund Freud Quotes (31 quotations)

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1. A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. - Sigmund Freud

2. America is a mistake, a giant mistake. - Sigmund Freud

3. Anatomy is destiny. - Sigmund Freud

4. Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me. - Sigmund Freud

5. From error to error, one discovers the entire truth. - Sigmund Freud

6. He does not believe that does not live according to his belief . - Sigmund Freud

7. I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them, on the whole, are trash. - Sigmund Freud

8. If you want to endure life, prepare yourself for death. - Sigmund Freud

9. If youth knew; if age could. - Sigmund Freud

10. Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. - Sigmund Freud

11. In general people experience their present naively, as it were, without being able to form an estimate of its contents; they have first to put themselves at a distance from it - the present, that is to say, must have become the past - before it can yield points of vantage from which to judge the future. - Sigmund Freud

12. In the depths of my heart I can't help being convniced that my dear fellow men, with few exceptions, are worthless. - Sigmund Freud

13. Innately, children seem to have little true realistic anxiety. They will run along the brink of water, climb on the window sill, play with sharp objects and with fire, in short, do everything that is bound to damage them and to worry those in charge of them, that is wholly the result of education; for they cannot be allowed to make the instructive experiences themselves. - Sigmund Freud

14. It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct. - Sigmund Freud

15. 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

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

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

18. Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity. - Sigmund Freud

19. No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human beast, and seeks to wrestle with them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed. - Sigmund Freud

20. 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

21. One... gets an impression that civilization is something which was imposed on a resisting majority by a minority which understood how to obtain possession of the means to power and coercion. It is, of course, natural to assume that these difficulties are not inherent in the nature of civilization itself but are determined by the imperfections of the cultural forms which have so far been developed. - Sigmund Freud

22. Religion is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses. - Sigmund Freud

23. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. - Sigmund Freud

24. The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

25. The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

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