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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
I have, as it were, constructed a lay-figure for the purposes of a demonstration which I desired to be as rapid and as impressive as possible.
Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?
A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them for they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.
Hatred of Judaism is at bottom hatred of Christianity.
Sometimes a cigar is only a cigar.
It is that we are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never no helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object of its love.
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
The great question which I have not been able to answer despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul is "what does a woman want"?
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Only a rebuke that 'has something in it' will sting, will have the power to stir our feelings, not the other sort, as we know.
The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
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.
Toward the person who has died we adopt a special attitude: something like admiration for someone who has accomplished a very difficult task.
It only too often yields to the temptation to become sycophantic, opportunist and lying, like a politician who sees the truth but wants to keep his place in popular favour.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
He who knows how to wait need make no concessions.
Self-knowledge is power.
Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.
Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power.
It is a predisposition of human nature to consider an unpleasant idea untrue, and then it is easy to find arguments against it.
Smoking is indispensable if one has nothing to kiss
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.
The words which we use in our everyday speech are nothing other than watered-down magic.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
We are so constituted that we can gain intense pleasure only from the contrast, and only very little from the condition itself.
It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built up upon a renunciation of instinct....
In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Every man must find out for himself in what particular fashion he can be saved.
Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating in us.
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
My love is something valuable to me which I ought not to throw away without reflection.
If youth knew if age could.
He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.
It is unavoidable that if we learn more about a great man's life we shall also hear of occasions on which he has done no better than we and has in fact come nearer to us as a human being.
One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
You wanted to kill your father in order to be your father yourself. Now you are your father, but a dead father.
When a man is freed of religion he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.
It is that we are never so defenceless against suffering as when we love, never so helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object or its love.
I no longer believe that William Shakespeare the actor from Stratford was the author of the works that have been ascribed to him.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
Analogies it is true decide nothing but they can make one feel more at home.
The demons of animism were usually hostile to man, but it seems as though man had more confidence in himself in those days than later on.
Where questions of religion are concerned, people are guilty of every possible sort of dishonesty and intellectual misdemeanor.
Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor.
I had thought about cocaine in a kind of day-dream.