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Sigmund Freud
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
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Sigmund Freud
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
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#Austrian Psychologist #America

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Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Neurosis

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Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis
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#Childhood

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A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Neurosis

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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.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Adulthood

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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.''
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#Intention

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

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Conscience is the internal perception of the reaction of a particular wish operating within us
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#Conscience

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If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man's evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity
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#Childhood

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Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
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#Austrian Psychologist #Business

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Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
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#Illusion #Austrian Psychologist

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The time comes when each one of us has to give up as illusions the expectations which, in his youth, he pinned upon his fellow-men, and when he may learn how much difficulty and pain has been added to his life by their ill-will.
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#People

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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.
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#Babies

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We know less about the sexual life of little girls than of boys. But we need not feel ashamed of this distinction; after all, the sexual life of adult women is a ''dark continent'' for psychology.
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#Girls #Boys

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Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.
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#Drugs

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Psychoanalysis is for hysterical pathological cases, not for silly rich American women who should be learning how to darn socks
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#Learning

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The psychoanalysis of individual human beings, however, teaches us with quite special insistence that the god of each of them is formed in the likeness of his father, that his personal relation to God depends on his relation to his father in the flesh and oscillates and changes along with that relation, and that at bottom God is nothing other than an exalted father.
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#God

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It might be said of psychoanalysis that if you give it your little finger it will soon have your whole hand
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#Psychoanalysis

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America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
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