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Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud

The most influential psychiatrist in the 20th century, Sigmund Freud helped define modern psychiatry with his theories of the unconscious mind, which he believed drove man's sexual and aggressive drives as well as the struggle for supremacy. His concept of the Oedipus complex not only influenced psychiatry, but also arts and literature. Freudian language, including the ego and id, became p…

Date of Birth: May 06, 1856
Date of Death: September 23, 1939


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"A woman should soften but not weaken a man." Sigmund Freud
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"One feels inclined to say that the intention that man should be 'happy'' is not included in the plan of ''Creation.''" Sigmund Freud
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"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis" Sigmund Freud
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Childhood   

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"Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity." Sigmund Freud
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Austrian Psychologist    Neurosis   

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"America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success." Sigmund Freud
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America    Austrian Psychologist   

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"Our knowledge of the historical worth of certain religious doctrines increases our respect for them, but does not invalidate our proposal that they should cease to be put forward as the reasons for the precepts of civilization. On the contrary! Those historical residues have helped us to view religious teachings, as it were, as neurotic relics, and we may now argue that the time has probably come, as it does in an analytic treatment, for replacing the effects of repression by the results of the rational operation of the intellect." Sigmund Freud
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"A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist." Sigmund Freud
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Austrian Psychologist    Neurosis   

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"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." Sigmund Freud
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"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility." Sigmund Freud
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Austrian Psychologist    Freedom   

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"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?''" Sigmund Freud
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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." Sigmund Freud
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"The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is: What does a woman want?" Sigmund Freud
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"The great question … which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want?" Sigmund Freud
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"No one who has seen a baby sinking back satiated from the breast and falling asleep with flushed cheeks and a blissful smile can escape the reflection that this picture persists as a prototype of the expression of sexual satisfaction in later life." Sigmund Freud
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Babies   

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"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." Sigmund Freud
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Freud    Self-discovery   

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"The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life." Sigmund Freud
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Belief    Neurosis   

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"Time spent with cats is never wasted." Sigmund Freud
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"Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires." Sigmund Freud
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Austrian Psychologist    Illusion   

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"Sexual love is undoubtedly one of the chief things in life, and the union of mental and bodily satisfaction in the enjoyment of love is one of its culminating peaks. Apart from a few queer fanatics, all the world knows this and conducts its life accordingly; science alone is too delicate to admit it." Sigmund Freud
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"Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being." Sigmund Freud
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Austrian Psychologist    Dreams   

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"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." Sigmund Freud
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