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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 FreudTopics: lashon harah / gossip
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: parents children
If youth knew; if age could.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: humor golden years wisdom
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 FreudTopics: dreams life
It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: wisdom
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: business and money wisdom
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: wisdom
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: government
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: health and medicine
Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: dreams
When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: business and money marriage
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