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Quote: The paranoid is never entirely mistaken. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.


Quote: Religion is a universal obsessional neurosis. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Religion is a universal obsessional neurosis.


Quote: There are no mistakes. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

There are no mistakes.


Quote: Not all men are worthy of love. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Not all men are worthy of love.


Quote: We are what we are because we have been what we have been. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

We are what we are because we have been what we have been.


Quote: Love and work, work and love... that's all there is. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: Love is a state of temporary psychosis. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Love is a state of temporary psychosis.


Quote: Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.


Quote: We avoid the familiar reproach that we base our constructions of mental life on pathological findings; for dreams are regular events in the life of a normal person, however much their characteristics may differ from the productions of our waking life. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

We avoid the familiar reproach that we base our constructions of mental life on pathological findings; for dreams are regular events in the life of a normal person, however much their characteristics may differ from the productions of our waking life.


Quote: Every one has wishes which he would not like to tell to others, which he does not want to admit even to himself. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Every one has wishes which he would not like to tell to others, which he does not want to admit even to himself.


Quote: A religion, even if it calls itself a religion of love, must be hard and unloving to those who do not belong to it. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

A religion, even if it calls itself a religion of love, must be hard and unloving to those who do not belong to it.


Quote: We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.


Quote: Life is impoverished, it loses in interest, when the highest stake in the game of living, life itself, may not be risked. It becomes as shallow and empty as, let us say, an American flirtation. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Life is impoverished, it loses in interest, when the highest stake in the game of living, life itself, may not be risked. It becomes as shallow and empty as, let us say, an American flirtation.


Quote: No one who shares a delusion ever recognizes it as such. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

No one who shares a delusion ever recognizes it as such.


Quote: Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past.


Quote: All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it.


Quote: Psychiatry is the art of teaching people how to stand on their own feet while reclining on couches. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Psychiatry is the art of teaching people how to stand on their own feet while reclining on couches.


Quote: The interpretation of Dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.


Quote: In mourning it is the world which has become poor and empty; in melancholia it is the ego itself. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

In mourning it is the world which has become poor and empty; in melancholia it is the ego itself.


Quote: Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.


Quote: Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.


Quote: Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.


Quote: As regards intellectual work it remains a fact, indeed, that great decisions in the realm of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual, working in solitude. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

As regards intellectual work it remains a fact, indeed, that great decisions in the realm of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual, working in solitude.


Quote: No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.


Quote: America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: Without love we fall ill. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Without love we fall ill.


Quote: Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification.


Quote: I cannot imagine life without work as really comfortable. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

I cannot imagine life without work as really comfortable.


Quote: Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to us to be. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily in reality what it appears to us to be.


Quote: Sadism is all right in its place, but it should be directed to proper ends. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.


Quote: We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.


Quote: The first requisite of civilization is that of justice. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.


Quote: Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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.


Quote: Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.


Quote: If you can't do it, give up! by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

If you can't do it, give up!


Quote: A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.


Quote: 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. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of Sigmund Freud quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.


Quote: America is a mistake, a giant mistake. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

America is a mistake, admittedly a gigantic mistake, but a mistake nevertheless.


Quote: Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.


Quote: The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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


Quote: The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The voice of the intellect is soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing. Ultimately, after endless rebuffs, it succeeds. This is one of the few points in which one may be optimistic about the future of mankind.


Quote: 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. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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.


Quote: Time spent with cats is never wasted. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

Time spent with cats is never wasted.


Quote: I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.


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