Sigmund Freud Quotes
Brief author info: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian psychologist and originator of psychoanalysis.
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In spite of my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, I have not been able to answer the question, 'What does a woman want?'
We are never so defenceless against suffering as when we love, never so helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object or its love.
An unrestricted satisfaction of every need presents itself as the most enticing method of conducting one's life, but it means putting enjoyment before caution, and soon brings its own punishment.
The first human being who hurled a curse instead of a weapon ... was the founder of civilization.
One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
One must not be mean with affections; what is spent of the funds is renewed in the spending itself. Left untouched for too long, they diminish imperceptibly or the lock gets rusty; they are there all right but one cannot make use of them.
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids tying up all his capital in one concern, so, perhaps, worldly wisdom will advise us not to look for the whole of our satisfaction from a single aspiration.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
We are so made that we can derive intense enjoyment only from a contrast and very little from a state of things.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.