"Sigmund Freud" was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis.

Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. Upon completing his habilitation in 1895, he was appointed a docent in neuropathology in the same year and became an extraordinary professor (professor extraordinarius) in 1902.

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If you want to endure life, prepare yourself for death.

Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.

Innately, children seem to have little true realistic anxiety. They will run along the brink of water, climb on the window sill, play with sharp objects and with fire, in short, do everything that is bound to damage them and to worry those in charge of them, that is wholly the result of education; for they cannot be allowed to make the instructive experiences themselves.

I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash.

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.

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

The goal of all life is death.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.

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

If you can't do it, give up!

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.

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

In the depths of my heart I can't help being convniced that my dear fellow men, with few exceptions, are worthless.

We are certainly getting ahead; if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

Anatomy is destiny.

Religion is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.

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

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.

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

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?''.

I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them, on the whole, are trash.