Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

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 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 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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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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