What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
(Letter to Ernest Jones (1933)

How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.
(Letter to his fiancée Martha Bernays, June 27, 1882)

Freud in a chair next to his analytic couch in an unidentified summer residence, 1932.
Sigmund Freud-Museum. Vienna


The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious; what I discovered was the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied.
(On his 70th birthday in 1926);

Sigmund Freud 1856-1939, With His Sons
Acrylic Print by Everett

Sigmund and his daughter Anna Freud

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

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”

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

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

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