Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief .

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.

A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.

A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.

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.

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

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.

Anatomy is destiny.

Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.

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

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.

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.

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another.

Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.

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

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