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  • The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • The history of the world which is still taught to our children is essentially a series of race murders
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • The ego is not master in its own house.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • By abolishing private property one takes away the human love of aggression.
    (Sigmund Freud)


  • The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • ...the first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • 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.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • The mind is an iceberg it floats with only one-seventh of its bulk above water.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • Sadism is all right in its place, but it should be directed to proper ends.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
    (Sigmund Freud)


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