Pearls around the neck - stones upon the heart.
~ Hanan J. Ayalti
Sigmund Freud Quotes
The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.
The goal of all life is death.
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
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.
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
By abolishing private property one takes away the human love of aggression.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
A woman should soften but not weaken a man.
Poets are masters of us ordinary men, in knowledge of the mind, because they drink at streams which we have not yet made accessible to science.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
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.
I consider it a good rule for letter-writing to leave unmentioned what the recipient already knows, and instead tell him something new.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
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.
It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.