Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

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 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 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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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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