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Sigmund Freud Quotes

One is very crazy when in love.

Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.

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

Sadism is all right in its place, but it should be directed to proper ends.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.

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.

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

The ego is not master in its own house.

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

The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.

The goal of all life is death.

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.

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?"

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

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

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

The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.

The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition.

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