Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Austrian psychiatrist

Lived from: 1856-1939

Category: Psychology

Quotes: Sigmund Freud

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    The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
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    The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
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    The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness.
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    The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.
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    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.
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    We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.
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    We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality.
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    We know less about the sexual life of little girls than of boys. But we need not feel ashamed of this distinction; after all, the sexual life of adult women is a ''dark continent'' for psychology.
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    We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is unfavorable to the realization of complete satisfaction.
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    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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    Where id was, there shall ego be.
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    Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.