Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud's work has suffused contemporary Western thought and popular culture.

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

Time spent with cats is never wasted.

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

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

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

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

One is very crazy when in love.

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

Anatomy is destiny.

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

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

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

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.

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.

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.

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

Love and work... work and love that's all there is.

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

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

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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