89 Sigmund Freud Quotes To Make Your Character Stronger

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Sigmund Freud is the founder of psychoanalysis. He suggested that people are constantly striving for a sense of completion and satisfaction.

He argued that people have three different levels of consciousness and awareness: the conscious, the preconscious, and the unconscious. The conscious mind contains thoughts or feelings that we are aware of daily; these are also called “reality-based thoughts.” Thoughts and feelings in the preconscious mind can be brought into consciousness if one tries hard enough; these are also called “latent thoughts.” The unconscious mind consists of material pushed out of consciousness because it is too painful or too painful unruly to deal with.

Freud believed that everyone is driven by a single major instinctual force he termed Eros (sometimes given as “sex).

The goal of psychoanalysis is to bring these components into balance so that conflict can be minimized so an individual can lead a more productive life.

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89 Sigmund Freud Quotes To Make Your Character Stronger

“The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.”

“We are what we are because we have been what we have been.”

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

“We live in a thoroughly strange time in which we are surprised to note that progress is marching in step with barbarism.”

“When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has.”

“Men are strong only so long as they represent a strong idea. They become powerless when they oppose it.”

“A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.”

“Everything that you do in bed is perfectly and absolutely acceptable. If only both sides enjoyed it.”

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

“The first indication of stupidity is a complete lack of shame.”

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

“The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us / of becoming happy / is not attainable: yet we may not / nay, cannot / give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.”

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”

“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?’”

“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.”

“We choose not randomly each other. We meet only those who already exist in our subconscious.”

“Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or the deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decision. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men’s actions.”

“At that moment when a person starts to seriously ponder the meaning and value of life, you can consider him a madman.”

“Love and work…work and love, that’s all there is.”

“From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.”

“I became aware of my destiny: to belong to the critical minority as opposed to the unquestioning majority.”

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

“Dream is the dreamer’s own psychical act.”

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”

“Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea,they become powerless when they oppose it.”

“The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness.”

“People are more moral than they think, and much more amoral than they imagine.”

“There is a powerful force within us, an unilluminated part of the mind – separate from the conscious mind that is constantly at work molding our thought, feelings, and actions.”

“Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.”

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”

“Dreams are never concerned with trivia.”

“If you don’t like a person it’s because they remind you of something you don’t like about yourself.”

“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.”

“Every normal person is, in fact, only normal in part.”

“Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.”

“The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.”

“The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.”

“Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion.”

“Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.”

“Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.”

“We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge.”

“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 large part of what is real within us is not comprehended; and that which is comprehended is not real.”

“How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.”

“The task of making people happy did not form part of the plan of Creation.”

“It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.”

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

“Nothing that is mentally our own can ever be lost.”

“If youth knew; if age could.”

“Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.”

“Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.”

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, make sure that you’re not surrounded by fools.”

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise“

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

“Thought is action in rehearsal.”

“Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us.”

“The ego is not master in its own house.”

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by unpleasant people.”

“The madman is a dreamer awake.”

“In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.”

“We are never so vulnerable as when we love, and never so hopelessly unhappy as when we lose the object of our love.”

“When I am criticized, I can defend myself, but I’m powerless against the praise.”

“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.”

“It is not attention that the child is seeking, but love.”

“A piece of creative writing, like a day-dream, is a continuation of, and a substitute for, what was once the play of childhood.”

“The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.”

“A complete absence of sex is the only thing which can be properly considered sexual deviance. Everything else is just a matter of taste.”

“The first person to throw an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilisation.”

“Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification.”

“Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.”

“Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.”

“The child takes his play very seriously and he expends large amounts of emotion on it.”

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”

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

“The unconscious of one human being can react upon that of another without passing through the conscious.”

“Ideal, eternal love, purged of all hatred, exists only between the addict and his drug.”

“No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human breast, and seeks to wrestle with them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed.”

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

“The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.”

“The goal of all life is death.”

“When people criticise me, I know how to defend myself. But I’m powerless in the face of praise.”

“Great decisions in the realm of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual, working in solitude.”

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

“We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.”

“In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.”

“Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea.”

“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.”

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