Sigmund Freud Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sigmund freud quotes, sigmund freud sayings, and sigmund freud proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Sigmund Freud

If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears.     

Sigmund Freud

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.     

Sigmund Freud

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.     

Sigmund Freud

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.     

Sigmund Freud

I do not in the least underestimate bisexuality. . . I expect it to provide all further enlightenment.     

Sigmund Freud

I suppose that romantic love was invented as a brilliant means of seduction.     

Sigmund Freud

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.     

Sigmund Freud

Smoking is indispensable if one has nothing to kiss.     

Sigmund Freud

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

Sigmund Freud

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.     

Sigmund Freud

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

Sigmund Freud

Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us.     

Sigmund Freud

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.     

Sigmund Freud

No one who shares a delusion ever recognizes it as such.     

Sigmund Freud

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.     

Sigmund Freud

The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.     

Sigmund Freud

In matters of sexuality we are at present, every one of us, ill or well, nothing but hypocrites.     

Sigmund Freud

Sexuality is the key to the problem of the psychoneuroses and of the neuroses in general. No one who disdains the key will ever be able to unlock the door.     

Sigmund Freud

The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.     

Sigmund Freud

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

Sigmund Freud

A strong egoism is a protection.     

Sigmund Freud

A string of reproaches against other people leads one to suspect the existence of a string of self-reproaches with the same content.     

Sigmund Freud

Psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love.     

Sigmund Freud

Civilization runs a greater risk if we maintain our present attitude to religion than if we give it up.     

Sigmund Freud

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.     

Sigmund Freud

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.     

Sigmund Freud

A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.     

Sigmund Freud

Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified as an illness.     

Sigmund Freud

It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too.     

Sigmund Freud