Quotes by Austrian Psychologist Sigmund Freud


Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. Sigmund Freud

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. Sigmund Freud

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

America is a mistake, a giant mistake. Sigmund Freud

Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home. Sigmund Freud

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. Sigmund Freud

The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness. Sigmund Freud

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

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

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

Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us. Sigmund Freud

One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be happy is not included in the plan of Creation. Sigmund Freud

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. Sigmund Freud

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. Sigmund Freud

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. Sigmund Freud

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. Sigmund Freud

It might be said of psychoanalysis that if you give it your little finger it will soon have your whole hand. Sigmund Freud

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

Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body. Sigmund Freud

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


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