Quotes by Sigmund Freud

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The goal of all life is death.
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
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The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.
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I consider it a good rule for letter-writing to leave unmentioned what the recipient already knows, and instead tell him something new.
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The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
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The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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In general people experience their present naively, as it were, without being able to form an estimate of its contents; they have first to put themselves at a distance from it - the present, that is to say, must have become the past - before it can yield points of vantage from which to judge the future.
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Time spent with cats is never wasted.
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Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
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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.
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