Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

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.

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 children, humanity, mankind, nature, needs, responsibility, satisfaction, and success

It would be one of the greatest triumphs of humanity, one of the most tangible liberations from the constraints of nature to which mankind is subject, if we could succeed in raising the responsible act of procreating children to the level of a deliberate and intentional activity and in freeing it from its entanglement with the necessary satisfaction of a natural need.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud

It might be said of psychoanalysis that if you give it your little finger, it will soon have your whole hand.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on acceptance, needs, religion, and weakness

When a man has once brought himself to accept uncritically all the absurdities that religious doctrines put before him and even to overlook the contradictions between them, we need not be greatly suprised at the weakness of his intellect.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Sigmund Freud, "The Future of an Illusion", 1927

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on culture, ideas, nature, necessity, needs, and religion

Religious ideas have sprung from the same need as all the other achievements of culture: from the necessity for defending itself against the crushing supremacy of nature.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion, 1927, p.34

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on contentment, dreams, evil, impulses, inspiration, responsibility, and understanding

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on illusions and science

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion, 1927

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