Sigmund Freud Quotes

When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.
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.
One must not be mean with the affections what is spent of the fund is renewed in the spending itself.
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
One is very crazy when in love.
Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessites.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
We are certainly getting ahead if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.
Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.
Anatomy is destiny.
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
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