“The first indication of stupidity is a complete lack of shame” – Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud is considered to be one of the most controversial scientists in the 20th century. His contribution to psychology is huge, especially thanks to his discoveries about human dreams and subconscious. We honor him with some of his wisest quotes.

“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 in their object-relations”

“Ideal, eternal love, purged of all hatred, exists only between the addict and his drug.”

“Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.”

“The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.”

“We are never so vulnerable as when we love, and never so hopelessly unhappy as when we lose the object of our love.”

“The first indication of stupidity is a complete lack of shame.”

“Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.”

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

“A large part of what is real within us is not comprehended; and that which is comprehended is not real.”

“Every normal person is, in fact, only normal in part.”

“If you’ve forgiven a man for everything he’s done, then it means he’s done for.”

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

“When people criticise me, I know how to defend myself. But I’m powerless in the face of praise.”

“At that moment when a person starts to seriously ponder the meaning and value of life, you can consider him a madman.”