Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Sigismund Schlomo Freud (May 6,1856 – September 23, 1939), neurologist and psychiatrist. He best known as Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

Sigmund Freud is another writer whose works were burned and/or banned.

"Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise." - Sigmund Freud

"One might compare the relation of the ego to the id with that between a rider and his horse. The horse provides the locomotor energy, and the rider has the prerogative of determining the goal and of guiding the movements of his powerful mount towards it. But all too often in the relations between the ego and the id we find a picture of the less ideal situation in which the rider is obliged to guide his horse in the direction in which it itself wants to go." - Sigmund Freud

"The ego is not master in its own house." - Sigmund Freud

"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility." - Sigmund Freud

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." - Sigmund Freud

"Where id was, there ego shall be." - Sigmund Freud

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