Sigmund Freud Quote
“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations.”
In German: "Hunde lieben ihre Freunde und beißen ihre Feinde, ganz anders als die Menschen, die reiner Liebe unfähig sind und jederzeit Liebe und Haß in ihren Objektbeziehungen mischen müssen." - As quoted by his daughter Anna Freud in the preface to the new edition (1981) of the book "Topsy: The Story of a Golden-Haired Chow" by Princess Marie Bonaparte. This quote is also reported to be in a letter Freud sent to Marie Bonaparte in 1936.
“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.