Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939), born Sigismund Schlomo Freud, was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.
Freud’s parents were poor, but they ensured his education. Interested in law as a student, he moved instead into medicine, undertaking research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy. He went on to develop theories about the unconscious mind and the mechanism of repression, and created psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient (or “analysand”) and a psychoanalyst. Though psychoanalysis has declined as a therapeutic practice, it has helped inspire the development of many other forms of psychotherapy, some diverging from Freud’s original ideas and approach.
1. IN THE LONG RUN, NOTHING CAN WITHSTAND REASON AND EXPERIENCE, AND THE CONTRADICTION RELIGION OFFERS TO BOTH IS PALPABLE.
2. HOW BOLD ONE GETS WHEN ONE IS SURE OF BEING LOVED.
3. ONE DAY, IN RETROSPECT, THE YEARS OF STRUGGLE WILL STRIKE YOU AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL.
4. WE ARE NEVER SO DEFENSELESS AGAINST SUFFERING AS WHEN WE LOVE.
5. OUT OF YOUR VULNERABILITIES WILL COME YOUR STRENGTH.
6. I HAD THOUGHT ABOUT COCAINE IN A KIND OF DAY-DREAM.
7. MEN ARE STRONG SO LONG AS THEY REPRESENT A STRONG IDEA, THEY BECOME POWERLESS WHEN THEY OPPOSE IT.
8. A FEAR OF WEAPONS IS A SIGN OF RETARDED SEXUAL AND EMOTIONAL MATURITY.
9. WHAT PROGRESS WE ARE MAKING. IN THE MIDDLE AGES THEY WOULD HAVE BURNED ME. NOW THEY ARE CONTENT WITH BURNING MY BOOKS.