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 darkness and timidity

When the wayfarer whistles in the dark, he may be disavowing his timidity, but he does not see any the more clearly for doing so.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on anticipation, concern, happiness, investment, justice, and wisdom

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 (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on god and women

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What do women want, my God, what do they want? What does a woman want.

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.

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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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