Favorite Sigmund Freud Quotes

  1. One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
  2. Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
  3. Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
  4. Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
  5. Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
  6. 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.
  7. Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.
  8. Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion.
  9. Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
  10. The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.
  11. Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor.
  12. Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
  13. The creative writer does the same as the child at play; he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously.
  14. The ego is not master in its own house.
  15. Conservatism, however, is too often a welcome excuse for lazy minds, loath to adapt themselves to fast changing conditions.

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