Sigmund Freud Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Sigmund Freud quotes and Sigmund Freud sayings, and Sigmund Freud proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"At bottom God is nothing more than an exalted father."

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

"Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill."

"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways."

"You wanted to kill your father in order to be your father yourself. Now you are your father, but a dead father."

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

"The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization."

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."

"We are never so helplessly unhappy as when we lose love."

"One is very crazy when in love."

"Desire presses ever forward unsubdued."

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

"The ego is not master in its own house."

"When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons."

"Smoking is indispensable if one has nothing to kiss."

"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."

"The goal of all life is death."

"If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it."

"Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts."

"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations."

"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."

"Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them."

"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate."

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection."

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