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

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.

It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.

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

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

Incidentally why was it that none of all the pious ever discovered psycho-analysis? Why did it have to wait for a completely godless Jew?

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.

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

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

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