Quotes by Sigmund Freud

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
– Sigmund Freud
A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.
– Sigmund Freud
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.
– Sigmund Freud
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
– Sigmund Freud
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
– Sigmund Freud
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
– Sigmund Freud
Anatomy is destiny.
– Sigmund Freud
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
– Sigmund Freud
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
– Sigmund Freud
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
– Sigmund Freud
Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this.
– Sigmund Freud
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.
– Sigmund Freud
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.
– Sigmund Freud
He does not believe that does not live according to his belief .
– Sigmund Freud
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.
– Sigmund Freud
How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved!
– Sigmund Freud
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
– Sigmund Freud
I have found little that is good about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
– Sigmund Freud
If youth knew; if age could.
– Sigmund Freud
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
– Sigmund Freud