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

โ€” Sigmund Freud

The most relaxing Sigmund Freud quotes that will activate your inner potential

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.

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Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

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One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

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Sigmund Freud quote One is very crazy when in love.

One is very crazy when in love.

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The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'

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Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

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

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Sigmund Freud quote From error to error, one discovers the e

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.

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I prefer the company of animals more than the company of humans.

Certainly, a wild animal is cruel. But to be merciless is the privilege of civilized humans.

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Love is a state of temporary psychosis.

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

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Sigmund Freud quote People do not really want freedom, becau

People do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

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To be completely honest with oneself is the very best effort a human being can make.

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

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Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification.

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Sigmund Freud quote Out of your vulnerabilities will come yo

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

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About Sigmund Freud

Quotes 455 sayings
Nationality Austrian
Profession Psychologist
Birthday May 6, 1856

Where does a thought go when it's forgotten?

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If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears.

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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

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Sigmund Freud quote Civilization began the first time an ang

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

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The only shame in masturbation is the shame of not doing it well.

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When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.

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Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.

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Sigmund Freud quote Before you diagnose yourself with depres

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

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Time spent with cats is never wasted.

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Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.

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In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.

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Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men's actions.

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If it's not one thing, it's your mother.

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One must learn to give up momentary, uncertain and destructive pleasure for delayed, restrained, but dependable pleasure.

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In the depths of my heart I canโ€™t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.

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Psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love.

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Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

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How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.

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The unconscious of one human being can react upon that of another without passing through the conscious.

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

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It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement -- that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.

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When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.

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The only unnatural sexual behavior is none at all.

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There is little that gives children greater pleasure than when a grown-up lets himself down to their level, renounces his oppressive superiority and plays with them as an equal.

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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.

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My boy! Smoking is one of the greatest and cheapest enjoyments in life, and if you decide in advance not to smoke, i can only feel sorry for you.

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Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill.

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Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.

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The creative writer does the same as the child at play;

he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously.

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

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When a love-relationship is at its height there is no room left for any interest in the environment; a pair of lovers are sufficient to themselves

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America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

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Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.

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

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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.

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This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.

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The ego represents what we call reason and sanity, in contrast to the id which contains the passions.

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Indeed, the great Leonardo (da Vinci) remained like a child for the whole of his life in more than one way. It is said that all great men are bound to retain some infantile part. Even as an adult he continued to play, and this was another reason why he often appeared uncanny and incomprehensible to his contemporaries.

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

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