Sigmund Freud Quote
“I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.”
Psycho-analysis and faith: the letters of Sigmund Freud & Oskar Pfister (1963 edition)
Letter to Carl Jung (1906), as quoted in Freud and Man's Soul (1984) by Bruno Bettelheim
“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?'”
In a letter to Marie Bonaparte. As quoted in: "Sigmund Freud: Life and Work" (1955) Vol. 2 by Ernest Jones, Chapter 16.
“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.”
As quoted in his obituary, in the New York Times, 24 September, 1939
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSigmund Freud
Born: May 6, 1856
Died: September 23, 1939 (aged 83)
Bio: Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud, was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.
Quote of the day
“Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure for all who are able to partake of them, and that to all such who are or ever will be they are the most advantageous of all things.”