Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

A Quote by Sigmund Freud on knowledge

Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on ideas and men

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

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on action and thought

Thought is action in rehearsal.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on questions, research, soul, and women

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 (1856 - 1939)

Source: quoted in Ernest Jones' Sigmund Freud: Life and Work

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on aggression, culture, independence, instinct, and obstacles

The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man . . . it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on difficulty, illusions, learning, life, men, pain, time, and youth

The time comes when each one of us has to give up as illusions the expectations which, in his youth, he pinned upon his fellow-men, and when he may learn how much difficulty and pain has been added to his life by their ill-will.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Civilization and Its Discontents, chapter 5 (1930)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on certainty, generations, love, and murder

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.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on illness, learning, soul, and understanding

Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on aggression, love, and people

It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggression.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Civilization and Its Discontents, chapter 5 (1930)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on anxiety, body, destruction, force, men, pain, suffering, and world

We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our own body, which is doomed to decay and dissolution and which cannot even do without pain and anxiety as warning signals; from the external world, which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless forces of destruction; and finally from our relations to other men. The suffering which comes from this last source is perhaps more painful than any other.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Civilization and Its Discontents, chapter 2 (1930)

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