My Favorite Quotes
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 Sigmund Freud - “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.”
 Sigmund Freud - “Religious ideas have sprung from the same need as all the other achievements of culture from the necessity for defending itself against the crushing supremacy of nature.”
 Sigmund Freud - “When a man has once brought himself to accept uncritically all the absurdities that religious doctrines put before him and even to overlook the contradictions between them, we need not be greatly suprised at the weakness of his intellect.”
 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 - “It would be one of the greatest triumphs of humanity, one of the most tangible liberations from the constraints of nature to which mankind is subject, if we could succeed in raising the responsible act of procreating children to the level of a deliberate and intentional activity and in freeing it from its entanglement with the necessary satisfaction of a natural need.”
 Sigmund Freud - “Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.”
 Sigmund Freud - “Opposition is not necessarily enmity it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.”
 Sigmund Freud - “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.”
 Sigmund Freud - “The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life.”
 Sigmund Freud - “Neurosis seems to be a human privilege.”
 Sigmund Freud - “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. Letter (9 October 1918)”
 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 - “The goal of all life is death.”
 Sigmund Freud - “The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.”
 Sigmund Freud - “The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.”
 Sigmund Freud - “The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.”
 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 - “Where id was, there shall ego be.”
 Sigmund Freud - “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”
 Sigmund Freud - “One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be 'happy' is not included in the plan of Creation.' ... We are so made that we can derive intense enjoyment only from a contrast and very little from a state of things.”
 Sigmund Freud - “... most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
 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 - “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.”
 Sigmund Freud - “The ego is not master in its own house.”
 Sigmund Freud - “Civilization has little to fear from educated people and brain-workers. In them the replacement of religious motives for civilized behaviours by other, secular motives, would proceed unobtrusively....”

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