Sigmund Freud Quotes

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

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

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.

If there are quarrels between the parents or if their marriage is unhappy, the ground will be prepared in their children for the severest predisposition to a disturbance of sexual development or to neurotic illness.

If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man’s evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity.

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 surprised at the weakness of his intellect

This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever. (about the Irish)

I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience, most of them are trash.

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too.