The Insights of Sigmund Freud, the Father of Psychoanalysis

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The Insights of Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud (1856 -1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for evaluating and treating pathologies in the psyche through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. He developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process, and his redefinition of sexuality to include its infantile forms led him to formulate the Oedipus complex as the central tenet of psychoanalytical theory. His analysis of dreams as wish-fulfillments provided him with models for the clinical analysis of symptom formation and the underlying mechanisms of repression. He elaborated his theory of the unconscious and went on to develop a model of psychic structure comprising the id, ego and super-ego.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud – cite_note-9 He certainly was one of the most important and influential figures of the 20th century.

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

We choose not randomly each other. We meet only those who already exists in our subconscious.

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.

In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

We are what we are because we have been what we have been.

All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it.

Love is a state of temporary psychosis.

Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men’s actions.

I have found little ‘good’ about human beings. In my experience, most of them are trash.

Words have a magical power. They can either bring the greatest happiness or the deepest despair.

The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.

History is just new people making old mistakes.

Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations.

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.

Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification.

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

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

Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.

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

The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past

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

It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.

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

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.

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.

Public self is a conditioned construct of the inner psychological self.

Thought is action in rehearsal.

The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.

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