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"Anxiety is the price we pay for civilization."  (Sigmund Freud)

"I have found little 'good' about human beings. In my experience, most of them are trash..."  (Sigmund Freud)

"I have never doubted that religious phenomena are only to be understood on the pattern of the individual neurotic symptoms familiar to us."  (Sigmund Freud, 1939)

"It almost looks like analysis were the third of those 'impossible' professions in which one can be quite sure of unsatisfying results. The other two, much older-established, are the bringing up of children and the government of nations."  (Sigmund Freud, 1937)

"No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human beast, and seeks to wrestle with them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed."  (Sigmund Freud)

"Not all men are worthy of love."  (Sigmund Freud)

"Science is not illusion. But it would be an illusion to suppose that we could get anywhere else what it cannot give us."  (Sigmund Freud, 1927)

"There is an intellectual function in us which demands unity, connection and intelligibility from any material, whether of perception or thought, that comes within its grasp; and if, as a result of special circumstances, it is unable to establish a true connection, it does not hesitate to fabricate a false one."  (Sigmund Freud, on dream analysis, in Totem and Taboo)

"[It] is easy, as we can see, for a barbarian to be healthy; for a civilized man the task is hard."  (Sigmund Freud, 1938)

"[The] primitive stages can always be re-established; the primitive mind is, in the fullest meaning of the word, imperishable."  (Sigmund Freud, 1915)

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