Sigmund Freud Quotes About Intelligence, Mentality, Life, Love

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Intelligence, Mentality, Life, Love

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The goal of all life is death.

Sigmund Freud

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

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

Sigmund Freud

Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.

Sigmund Freud

If youth knew; if age could.

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The ego is not master in its own house.

Sigmund Freud

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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.

Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
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The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

Sigmund Freud

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.

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Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.

Sigmund Freud

A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.

Sigmund Freud

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.

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Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

Sigmund Freud

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

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The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.

Sigmund Freud

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

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He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.

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Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.

Sigmund Freud

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

Sigmund Freud

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.

Sigmund Freud

The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.

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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

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

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We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.

Sigmund Freud

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.

Sigmund Freud

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Sigmund Freud

Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.

Sigmund Freud

If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.

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The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.

Sigmund Freud

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.

Sigmund Freud

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.

Sigmund Freud

Where id was, there ego shall be.

Sigmund Freud

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.

Sigmund Freud

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.

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A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.

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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

Sigmund Freud

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.

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If you can’t do it, give up!

Sigmund Freud

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

Sigmund Freud

The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.

Sigmund Freud

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.

Sigmund Freud

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

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Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.

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Anatomy is destiny.

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A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.

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One is very crazy when in love.

Sigmund Freud

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.

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Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.

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The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.

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Who is Sigmund Freud?

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology that involves a patient and a psychoanalyst engaging in a dialogue. In the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire, Sigmund Freud was born to Galician Jewish parents.

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