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Quotations by author » Sigmund Freud
Austrian neurologist and Founder of psychoanalysis. (father of prominent children's psychoanalyst Anna Freud), 1856-1939
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Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this.
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Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another
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Conscience is the internal perception of the reaction of a particular wish operating within us
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Demons do not exist any more than gods do, being only the products of the psychic activity of man
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Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations
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Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
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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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Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me
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Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
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From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
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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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How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved
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Human life in common is only made possible when a majority comes together which is stronger than any separate individual and which remains united against all separate individuals. The power of this community is then set up as ''right'' in opposition to the power of the individual, which is condemned as ''brute force.''
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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
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I do not think our successes can compete with those of Lourdes. There are so many more people who believe in the miracles of the Blessed Virgin than in the existence of the unconscious.
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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.
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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.
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I have yet not been able to answer the great question that has never been answered. 'What does a woman want?
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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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If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man's evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity
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