Sigmund Freud Quotes
Austrian psychologist (1856 - 1939)
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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.
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What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
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I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them, on the whole, are trash.
I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash.
The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Experience consists of experiencing that which one does not wish to experience
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
One day the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
We are certainly getting ahead; if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.
Religion is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Innately, children seem to have little true realistic anxiety. They will run along the brink of water, climb on the window sill, play with sharp objects and with fire, in short, do everything that is bound to damage them and to worry those in charge of them, that is wholly the result of education; for they cannot be allowed to make the instructive experiences themselves.