Quotes by Sigmund Freud

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

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

Sigmund Freud

Anatomy is destiny.

Sigmund Freud

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Sigmund Freud

Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.

Sigmund Freud

From error to error one discovers the entire truth.

Sigmund Freud

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.

Sigmund Freud

I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash.

Sigmund Freud

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

Sigmund Freud

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

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

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

Sigmund Freud

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.

Sigmund Freud

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.

Sigmund Freud

One is very crazy when in love.

Sigmund Freud

One must not be mean with the affections what is spent of the fund is renewed in the spending itself.

Sigmund Freud

Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessites.

Sigmund Freud

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

Sigmund Freud

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

Sigmund Freud

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Sigmund Freud

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

Sigmund Freud

The goal of all life is death.

Sigmund Freud

The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want

Sigmund Freud

The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want

Sigmund Freud

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.

Sigmund Freud

We are certainly getting ahead if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.

Sigmund Freud

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

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

When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.

Sigmund Freud

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

Sigmund Freud

With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.

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Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

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