Sigmund Freud Quotes.
Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
One is very crazy when in love.
We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification.
The only person with whom you have to compare ourselves, is that you in the past. And the only per-son better you should be, this is who you are now.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.
The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
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.
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?