Sigmund Freud – Quotes

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

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

The ego is not master in its own house.

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

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.

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

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

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

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Where id was, there ego shall be.