Sigmund Freud Quotes

We choose not randomly each other. We meet only those who already exists in our subconscious.

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

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

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Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

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

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

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We are what we are because we have been what we have been.

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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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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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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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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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The only person with whom you have to compare ourselves, is that you in the past. And the only per-son better you should be, this is who you are now.

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Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.

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

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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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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

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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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Time spent with cats is never wasted.

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From error to error one discovers the entire truth.

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Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.

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When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has.

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

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Psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love.

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Life, as we find it, is too hard for us; it brings us too many pains, disappointments and impossible tasks. In order to bear it we cannot dispense with palliative measures... There are perhaps three such measures: powerful deflections, which cause us to make light of our misery; substitutive satisfactions, which diminish it; and intoxicating substances, which make us insensible to it.

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Where they love they do not desire and where they desire they do not love.

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

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Without love we fall ill.

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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 can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.

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The only unnatural sexual behavior is none at all.

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

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Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

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History is just new people making old mistakes.

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Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.

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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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All giving is asking, and all asking is an asking for love.

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

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None believes in his own death. In the unconscious everyone is convinced of his own immortality.

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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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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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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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The madman is a dreamer awake

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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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