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Sigmund Freud
May 6, 1856 - September 23, 1939
Nationality: Austrian
Category: Psychologist
Subcategory: Austrian Psychologist

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


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.


He does not believe that does not live according to his belief .


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


Where id was, there ego shall be.


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.


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


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


The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.


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


Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.


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


The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.


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


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