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Sigmund Freud was a neurologist inventing and developing the technique of psychoanalysis, which can be simply explained as a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. The theories and techniques developed by Sigmund Freud are documented in his books, essays and research papers.

Some of the books and writings of Sigmund Freud are The Interpretation of Dreams, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis, Civilization and Its Discontents, The Ego and the Id, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Totem and Taboo, Studies on Hysteria, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious as well as many others.

Here are some famous Sigmund Freud quotes on civilization, life, the mind, dreams, personality, subconscious, education, love, work and religion:

Famous Sigmund Freud Quotes

1. If youth knew; if age could. -Sigmund Freud

2. America is a mistake, a giant mistake. -Sigmund Freud

3. Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. -Sigmund Freud

4. Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. -Sigmund Freud

5. Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me. -Sigmund Freud

6. The only shame in masturbation is the shame of not doing it well. -Sigmund Freud

7. The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation. -Sigmund Freud

8. No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere. -Sigmund Freud

9. Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. -Sigmund Freud

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

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11. A strong egoism is a protection. -Sigmund Freud

12. Loneliness and darkness have just robbed me of my valuables. -Sigmund Freud

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

14. Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine. -Sigmund Freud

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

16. The creative writer does the same as the child at play; he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously. -Sigmund Freud

17. In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless. -Sigmund Freud

18. 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

19. It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life. -Sigmund Freud

20. 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. -Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud Quotes On Civilization

Sigmund Freud Quotes On Civilization

21. The price of civilization is instinctual renunciation. -Sigmund Freud

22. Whatever fosters the growth of civilization works at the same time against war. -Sigmund Freud

23. The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization. -Sigmund Freud

24. Beauty has no obvious use; nor is there any clear cultural necessity for it. Yet civilization could not do without it. -Sigmund Freud

25. We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts. -Sigmund Freud

26. The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.

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

28. I prefer the company of animals more than the company of humans. Certainly, a wild animal is cruel. But to be merciless is the privilege of civilized humans. -Sigmund Freud

29. It goes without saying that 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. -Sigmund Freud

30. May we not be justified in reaching the diagnosis that, under the influence of cultural urges, some civilizations, or some epochs of civilization – possibly the whole of mankind – have become ‘neurotic’? -Sigmund Freud

31. 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

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Life

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Life

32. The goal of all life is death. -Sigmund Freud

33. I’ve been a fortunate man in life. Nothing has come easily. -Sigmund Freud

34. 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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35. All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it. -Sigmund Freud

36. The sexual life of adult women is a “dark continent” for psychology. -Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud Quotes About The Mind

Sigmund Freud Quotes About The Mind

37. In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart. -Sigmund Freud

38. Only the real, rare, true scientific minds can endure doubt, which is attached to all our knowledge. -Sigmund Freud

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

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40. Poets are masters of us ordinary men, in knowledge of the mind, because they drink at streams which we have not yet made accessible to science. -Sigmund Freud

41. There is a powerful force within us, an un-illuminated part of the mind – separate from the conscious mind that is constantly at work molding our thought, feelings, and actions. -Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Dreams

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Dreams

42.The madman is a dreamer awake. -Sigmund Freud

43. Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious. -Sigmund Freud

44. The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.

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45. Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. -Sigmund Freud

46. The interpretation of Dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind. -Sigmund Freud

 47. A piece of creative writing, like a day-dream, is a continuation of, and a substitute for, what was once the play of childhood. -Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Personality

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Personality

48. The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life. -Sigmund Freud

49. Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.

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50. The scope of one’s personality is defined by the magnitude of that problem which is capable of driving a person out of his wits. -Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Subconscious

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Subconscious

51. Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten? -Sigmund Freud

52. Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs. -Sigmund Freud

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

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54. The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises. -Sigmund Freud

55. 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. -Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Education

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Education

56. Psychiatry is the art of teaching people how to stand on their own feet while reclining on couches. -Sigmund Freud

57. One must learn to give up momentary, uncertain and destructive pleasure for delayed, restrained, but dependable pleasure.

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58. It is unavoidable that if we learn more about a great man’s life, we shall also hear of occasions on which he has done no better than we, and has in fact come nearer to us as a human being. -Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Love And Work

Sigmund Freud Quotes About Love And Work

59. Without love we fall ill. -Sigmund Freud

60. Love is a state of temporary psychosis. -Sigmund Freud

61. A woman should soften but not weaken a man. -Sigmund Freud

62. It is not attention that the child is seeking, but love. -Sigmund Freud

63. How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved. -Sigmund Freud

64. We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love. -Sigmund Freud

65. A love that does not discriminate seems to me to forfeit a part of its own value, by doing an injustice to its object; and secondly, not all men are worthy of love. -Sigmund Freud

66. Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.

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67. Not all men are worthy of love. -Sigmund Freud

68. Psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love. -Sigmund Freud

69. Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. -Sigmund Freud

70. My love is something valuable to me which I ought not to throw away without reflection. -Sigmund Freud

71. When a love-relationship is at its height there is no room left for any interest in the environment; a pair of lovers are sufficient to themselves. -Sigmund Freud

72. It is that we are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object or its love. -Sigmund Freud

73. 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. -Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud Quotes On Religion

Sigmund Freud Quotes On Religion

74. Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis. -Sigmund Freud

75. He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. -Sigmund Freud

76. Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion. -Sigmund Freud

77. Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor. -Sigmund Freud

78. 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

79. 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 necessities. But it cannot achieve its end. Its doctrines carry with them the stamp of the times in which they originated, the ignorant childhood days of the human race. Its consolations deserve no trust. Experience teaches us that the world is not a nursery. The ethical commands, to which religion seeks to lend its weight, require some other foundations instead, for human society cannot do without them, and it is dangerous to link up obedience to them with religious belief. If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man’s evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity.

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80. When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life. -Sigmund Freud

81. Religion originates in the child’s and young mankind’s fears and need for help. It cannot be otherwise. -Sigmund Freud

82. Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. -Sigmund Freud

83. The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief. -Sigmund Freud

84. Religion is a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find nowhere else but in a state of blissful hallucinatory confusion. Religion’s eleventh commandment is “Thou shalt not question. -Sigmund Freud

85. In so doing, the idea forces itself upon him that religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis, and he is optimistic enough to suppose that mankind will surmount this neurotic phase, just as so many children grow out of their similar neurosis. -Sigmund Freud