Sigmund Freud Quote
“Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.”
A Philosophy of Life (Lecture 35) - New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1932)
“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.
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.