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Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was born May 6, 1856 to Galician Jewish parents in Pribor, Moravia, Austrian Empire, now Czech Republic. His father was a wool merchant. His parents favored him over his eight siblings and sacrificed everything to give him an education.

During Freud's 40s he suffered from numerous psychosomatic disorders. He spent his time exploring his own dreams, memories and personality development. During his self-analysis, he realized his hostility towards his father and sexual feelings for his mother. This period is often seen as the most creative of his life.

In 1938, Sigmund Freud and his family traveled to London "to die in freedom". As a heavy cigar smoker, Freud received more than 30 operations during his life to offset oral cancer. In September 1939 he asked his friend Max Schur to assist him in suicide. Over many hours, Schur administered three doses of morphine. On September 23, 1939, Freud passed away and was cremated three days later at Golders Green Crematorium in England.


Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.
Where id was, there ego shall be.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition.
The goal of all life is death.
Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.