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52 Best Sigmund Freud Quotes on Life (DREAMS)

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Top 15 Most Famous Dr. Sigmund Freud Quotes (BEST)

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
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.
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.
In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.
In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, make sure that you're not surrounded by fools.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, make sure that you’re not surrounded by fools.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
We are what we are because we have been what we have been.
We are what we are because we have been what we have been.
Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.
Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.

14 Inspirational Dr. Sigmund Freud Quotes About Love (LIFE)

“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
We choose not randomly each other. We meet only those who already exists in our subconscious.
We choose not randomly each other. We meet only those who already exists in our subconscious.
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.
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.
In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.
In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
Friendship is an art of keeping distance while love is an art of intimacy.
Friendship is an art of keeping distance while love is an art of intimacy.
Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair.
Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair.
A woman should soften but not weaken a man.
A woman should soften but not weaken a man.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Everything that you do in bed is perfectly and absolutely acceptable. If only both sides enjoyed it.
Everything that you do in bed is perfectly and absolutely acceptable. If only both sides enjoyed it.
All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it.
All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it.
Love is a state of temporary psychosis.
Love is a state of temporary psychosis.
Love and work, work and love… that’s all there is.
Love and work, work and love… that’s all there is.

“The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’”

Sigmund Freud

13 Dr. Sigmund Freud Quotes on Dreams (PONDER)

The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.
The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.
The only person with whom you have to compare ourselves, is that you in the past.
The only person with whom you have to compare ourselves, is that you in the past. 
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.
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.
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.
The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.
He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.
He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.
A large part of what is real within us is not comprehended; and that which is comprehended is not real.
A large part of what is real within us is not comprehended; and that which is comprehended is not real.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.
The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.
When people criticise me, I know how to defend myself. But I'm powerless in the face of praise.
When people criticise me, I know how to defend myself. But I’m powerless in the face of praise.
The first indication of stupidity is a complete lack of shame.
The first indication of stupidity is a complete lack of shame.
At that moment when a person starts to seriously ponder the meaning and value of life, you can consider him a madman.
At that moment when a person starts to seriously ponder the meaning and value of life, you can consider him a madman.
Ideal, eternal love, purged of all hatred, exists only between the addict and his drug.
Ideal, eternal love, purged of all hatred, exists only between the addict and his drug.

Top 10 Dr. Sigmund Freud Quotes on Religion and Civilization

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.
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.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion.
Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion.
Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor.
Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor.
History is just new people making old mistakes.
History is just new people making old mistakes.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The task of making people happy did not form part of the plan of Creation.
The task of making people happy did not form part of the plan of Creation.

Sigmund Freud Short Biography

Born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia, Austrian Empire, Sigismund Schlomo Freud, more popularly known as Sigmund Freud, was a neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis.

Freud became a student at the University of Vienna in 1873 and entered medical school where he focused on physiology and neurology. He graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1881.

Freud started his medical career a year later and started working for Vienna General Hospital and did some research on cerebral anatomy.

In 1886, he resigned from the hospital and went into a private practice where he started using hypnosis for his specialization in “nervous disorders”.

It was in 1896 that Freud started using the term “psychoanalysis” to refer to his new clinical method.

Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1899 where he introduces the theory of the unconscious with some notes on dream interpretation. Some consider this to be Freud’s masterwork.

Freud is also the proponent of studies that delve into one’s sexuality and childhood development and has coined many terms that are being used in psychology today.

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