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Religious doctrines … are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them.


Sigmund Freud

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Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
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The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris...
SIGMUND FREUD
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civil...
SIGMUND FREUD
One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be happy is not included in the plan of...
SIGMUND FREUD
It might be said of psychoanalysis that if you give it your little finger it will soon have your who...
SIGMUND FREUD
The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the laym...
SIGMUND FREUD
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
SIGMUND FREUD
Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who ...
SIGMUND FREUD
We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is un...
SIGMUND FREUD
My outer child is holding my inner-adult hostage
SIGMUND FREUD
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men t...
SIGMUND FREUD
One is very crazy when in love.
SIGMUND FREUD
It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are...
SIGMUND FREUD
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of rel...
SIGMUND FREUD
The goal of all life is death.
SIGMUND FREUD
Innately, children seem to have little true realistic anxiety. They will run along the brink of wate...
SIGMUND FREUD
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
SIGMUND FREUD
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble me...
SIGMUND FREUD
Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psy...
SIGMUND FREUD
The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitut...
SIGMUND FREUD
The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting t...
SIGMUND FREUD
If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feel...
SIGMUND FREUD
If youth knew; if age could.
SIGMUND FREUD
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinct...
SIGMUND FREUD
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
SIGMUND FREUD
How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved!
SIGMUND FREUD
Conscience is the internal perception of the reaction of a particular wish operating within us
SIGMUND FREUD
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despi...
SIGMUND FREUD
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
SIGMUND FREUD
Love and work...work and love, that's all there is.
SIGMUND FREUD
Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way...
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No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human bea...
SIGMUND FREUD
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise
SIGMUND FREUD
The patient cannot remember the whole of what is repressed in him, and what he cannot remember may b...
SIGMUND FREUD
People are made either to sufffer or to destroy.
SIGMUND FREUD
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love ...
SIGMUND FREUD
I may now add that civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine sin...
SIGMUND FREUD
The element of truth behind all this, which people are so ready to disavow, is that [humans] are not...
SIGMUND FREUD
Suffering comes from three quarters: from our own body, which is destined to decay and dissolution, ...
SIGMUND FREUD
The time comes when each of us has to give up as illusions the expectations which, in his youth, he ...
SIGMUND FREUD
Life, as we find it, is too hard for us; it brings us too many pains, disappointments and impossible...
SIGMUND FREUD