Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

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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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on mind and water

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The mind is an iceberg - it floats with only one-seventh of its bulk above water.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on ethics, experience, and good

I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think. Letter (9 October 1918)

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Letter (9 October 1918)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on privilege

Neurosis seems to be a human privilege.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on belief, expectation, facts, life, and persistence

The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on egotism and facts

Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud

Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on poets

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

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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