TOP 80 QUOTES BY SIGMUND FREUD

Sigmund Freud Quotes

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”



“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”



“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”



“Words have a magical power. They can either bring the greatest happiness or the deepest despair.”



“Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?”



“We choose not randomly each other. We meet only those who already exists in our subconscious.”



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



“The goal of all life is death.”



“Love is a state of temporary psychosis.”



“The only person with whom you have to compare ourselves, is that you in the past. And the only person better you should be, this is who you are now.”



“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”



“Psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love.”



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



“Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.”



“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.”



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



“We are what we are because we have been what we have been.”



“Not all men are worthy of love.”



“The sexual life of adult women is a “dark continent” for psychology.”



“The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.”



“The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.”



“I prefer the company of animals more than the company of humans. Certainly, a wild animal is cruel. But to be merciless is the privilege of civilized humans.”



“Psychiatry is the art of teaching people how to stand on their own feet while reclining on couches.”



“Religion is a universal obsessional neurosis.”



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



“Where id was, there ego shall be.”



“How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.”



“The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.”



“Without love we fall ill.”



“In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.”



“There are no mistakes.”



“If youth knew; if age could.”



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



“If you can’t do it, give up!”



“It is not attention that the child is seeking, but love.”



“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”



“Dreams are constructed from the residue of yesterday.”



“The Irish are the one race for which psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever... because they already live in a dream world.”



“I’ve been a fortunate man in life. Nothing has come easily.”



“Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men’s actions.”



“All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it.”



“From error to error one discovers the entire truth.”



“Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification.”



“The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.”



“Anxiety in children is originally nothing other than an expression of the fact they are feeling the loss of the person they love.”



“A strong egoism is a protection.”



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



“The voice of reason is small, but very persistent.”



“Loneliness and darkness have just robbed me of my valuables.”



“Crystals reveal their hidden structures only when broken.”



“The news that reaches your consciousness is incomplete and often not to be relied on... Turn your eyes inward, look into your own depths, learn first to know yourself!”



“All giving is asking, and all asking is an asking for love.”



“The poor ego has a still harder time of it; it has to serve three harsh masters, and it has to do its best to reconcile the claims and demands of all three... The three tyrants are the external world, the superego, and the id.”



“The madman is a dreamer awake.”



“Religion is a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find nowhere else but in a state of blissful hallucinatory confusion. Religion’s eleventh commandment is “Thou shalt not question.”



“If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears.”



“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”



“Poets are masters of us ordinary men, in knowledge of the mind, because they drink at streams which we have not yet made accessible to science.”



“The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.”



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



“To be completely honest with oneself is the very best effort a human being can make.”



“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.”



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



“In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.”



“I have never doubted that religious phenomena are only to be understood on the pattern of the individual neurotic symptoms familiar to us.”



“My love is something valuable to me which I ought not to throw away without reflection.”



“All that matters is love and work.”



“My boy! Smoking is one of the greatest and cheapest enjoyments in life, and if you decide in advance not to smoke, i can only feel sorry for you.”



“Writers write for fame, wealth, power and the love of women.”



“The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.”



“Only the real, rare, true scientific minds can endure doubt, which is attached to all our knowledge.”



“In mourning it is the world which has become poor and empty; in melancholia it is the ego itself.”



“There is a powerful force within us, an un-illuminated part of the mind – separate from the conscious mind that is constantly at work molding our thought, feelings, and actions.”



“History is just new people making old mistakes.”



“Dreams are the guardians of sleep and not its disturbers.”



“The different religions have never overlooked the part played by the sense of guilt in civilization. What is more, they come forward with a claim... to save mankind from this sense of guilt, which they call sin.”



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



“Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power.”



“Were we fully to understand the reasons for other people’s behavior, it would all make sense.”



“Smoking is indispensable if one has nothing to kiss.”



“Where such men love they have no desire and where they desire they cannot love.”



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



“One is very crazy when in love.”



“Desire presses ever forward unsubdued.”



“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.”



“The ego is not master in its own house.”



“Two hallmarks of a healthy life are the abilities to love and to work. Each requires imagination.”



“My way of working was different years ago. I used to wait until an idea came to me. Now I go half-way to meet it, though I don’t know whether I find it any the quicker.”



“A piece of creative writing, like a day-dream, is a continuation of, and a substitute for, what was once the play of childhood.”



“Might we not say that every child at play behaves like a creative writer, in that he creates a world of his own, or, rather, rearranges the things of his world in a new way which pleases him?”



“The very emphasis of the commandment: Thou shalt not kill, makes it certain that we are descended from an endlessly long chain of generations of murderers, whose love of murder was in their blood as it is perhaps also in ours."



“A father’s death is the most important event, the more heartbreaking and poignant loss in a man’s life.”



“The only shame in masturbation is the shame of not doing it well.”



“Humanity is in the highest degree irrational, so that there is no prospect of influencing it by reasonable arguments. Against prejudice one can do nothing.”



“The pleasure of satisfying a savage instinct, undomesticated by the ego, is uncomparably much more intense than the one of satisfying a tamed instinct. The reason is becoming the enemy that prevents us from a lot of possibilities of pleasure.”



“When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.”



“The ego represents what we call reason and sanity, in contrast to the id which contains the passions.”



“Toward the person who has died we adopt a special attitude



“Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations.”



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



"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways."



"Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within."



"We choose not randomly each other. We meet only those who already exists in our subconscious."



"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."



"The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy."



"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength."



"In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart."



"Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men's actions."



"Life, as we find it, is too hard for us; it brings us too many pains, disappointments and impossible tasks. In order to bear it we cannot dispense with palliative measures... There are perhaps three such measures: powerful deflections, which cause us to make light of our misery; substitutive satisfactions, which diminish it; and intoxicating substances, which make us insensible to it."



"All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it."



"I prefer the company of animals more than the company of humans. Certainly, a wild animal is cruel. But to be merciless is the privilege of civilized humans."



"The only shame in masturbation is the shame of not doing it well."



"When someone abuses me I can defend myself, but against praise I am defenceless."



"Where they love they do not desire and where they desire they do not love."



"Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification."



"If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears."



"Conservatism, however, is too often a welcome excuse for lazy minds, loath to adapt themselves to fast changing conditions."



"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate."



"My love is something valuable to me which I ought not to throw away without reflection."



"The paranoid is never entirely mistaken."



"The only unnatural sexual behavior is none at all."



"In the theory of psycho-analysis we have no hesitation in assuming that the course taken by mental events is automatically regulated by the pleasure principle. We believe, that is to say, that the course of those events is invariably set in motion by an unpleasurable tension, and that it takes a direction such that its final outcome coincides with a lowering of that tension that is, with an avoidance of unpleasure or a production of pleasure."



"How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved."



"There is a psychological technique which makes it possible to interpret dreams, and ... if that procedure is employed, every dream reveals itself as a psychical structure which has a meaning and which can be inserted at an assignable point in the mental activities of waking life."



"When a love-relationship is at its height there is no room left for any interest in the environment; a pair of lovers are sufficient to themselves."



"There is no likelihood of our being able to suppress humanity's aggressive tendencies... Complete suppression of man's aggressive tendencies is not an issue; what we may try is to direct it into a channel other than that of warfare."



"In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless."



"If it's not one thing, it's your mother."



"One must learn to give up momentary, uncertain and destructive pleasure for delayed, restrained, but dependable pleasure."


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