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Sigmund Freud Quotes

Sigmund Freud by JUAN OSBORNE

 

Sigmund Freud considered himself as a  Godless Jew.

Sigmund Freud Quotes

A hero is a man who stands up manfully against his father and in the end victoriously overcomes him.
– Sigmund Freud

A woman making up her lips is like a soldier preparing his machine gun.
– Sigmund Freud

Both men and women are bisexual in the psychological sense. I shall conclude that you have decided in your own minds to make ‘active’ conincide with ‘musculine’ and ‘passive’ with ‘feminine’. But I advise against it.
– Sigmund Freud

From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
– Freud

I have examined myself thoroughly and come to the conclusion that I don’t need to change much.
– Sigmund Freud

In general people experience their present naively, as it were, without being able to form an estimate of its contents; they have first to put themselves at a distance from it – the present, that is to say, must have become the past – before it can yield points of vantage from which to judge the future.
~Sigmund Freud

One is very crazy when in love.
– Sigmund Freud

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’
– Sigmund Freud

The only unnatural sexual behaviour is none at all.
– Sigmund Freud

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”
~Freud
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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 Freud

Zig Ziglar Quotes

Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar (born 6 November 1926) is an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

Zig Ziglar was born in Gary, Indiana, to parents John Silas Ziglar and Viola Ziglar. He was the tenth of 12 children.

In 1931, when Ziglar was seven years old, his father took a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he spent most of his early childhood. In 1932, his father died of a stroke, and his younger sister died two days later.

Ziglar served in the Navy during World War II (circa 1943 to 1945). He was in the Navy V-12 Navy College Training Program, attending the University of South Carolina.
In 1944 he met his wife, Jean, in Jackson, Mississippi; he was 17 and she was 16. They married in late 1946.

Ziglar later worked as a salesman in a succession of companies. In 1968 he became a vice president and training director for the Automotive Performance company, moving to Dallas, Texas.

As of 2010, Ziglar still travels around taking part in motivational seminars, despite a fall down a flight of stairs in 2007 that left him with short-term memory problems.
– Source: Wikipedia

Zig Ziglar Quotes

Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.
~Zig Ziglar

Don’t be distracted by criticism.  Remember – the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
~Zig Ziglar

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalise on what comes.
– Zig Ziglar

It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your attitude.
– Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
– Zig Ziglar

You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.
– Zig Ziglar

You don’t pay the price for success, you enjoy the benefits of success.
-Zig Ziglar

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
-Zig Ziglar

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
– Zig Ziglar

Anais Nin & Erotic Literature

The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.
– Anais Nin


Anaïs Nin (Spanish pronunciation: [anaˈiz ˈnin]; born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) was a French-Cuban author, based at first in France and later in the United States, who published her journals, which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death, her erotic literature, and short stories. A great deal of her work, including Delta of Venus and Little Birds, was published posthumously. – Wikipedia

 

 

Anais Nin & Erotic Literature
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I’ve got one of her books, a compilation of erotic short stories. It was quite funny how I got it. I bought it from an annual church bazaar. LOL. Anais Nin was the Erica Jong or E L James of her time but more sophisticated, of course!!!

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The following were her quotes:
Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he iwll stangle you with his panic.
– Anais Nin

And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
– Anais Nin

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.
~Anäis Nin
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How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
– Anais Nin
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I am not interested in fiction. I want faithfulness.
-Anäis Nin
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“I know why familles were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.”
~Anaïs Nin
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Individual dramas are reflections of the universal ones.
– Anais Nin
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“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” ~Anaïs Nin
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I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.
~Anaïs Nin
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Life shinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
– Anais Nin

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds. It dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
– Anais Nin

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
~Anaïs Nin

The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say. Anais Nin … When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
~Anaïs Nin

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
– Anais Nin

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
– Anais Nin

Henry David Thoreau & The Simple Life

I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.
– Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau & The Simple Life

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

As for style of writing, if one has anything to say, it drops from him simply and directly, as a stone falls to the ground.
– Henry David Thoreau
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A gun gives you the body, not the bird.
~Henry David Thoreau
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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.  I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint…. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
– Henry David Thoreau
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A true friendship is as wise as it is tender.
—Thoreau.
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A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
~Henry David Thoreau
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Even the utmost good-will and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for friendship, for friends do not live in harmony, merely, as some say, but in melody. We do not wish for friends to feed and clothe our bodies,—neighbors are kind enough for that,—but to do the like office to our spirits. For this, few are rich enough, however well disposed they may be.
—Thoreau.
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Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other.  ~Henry David Thoreau
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He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.
– Thoreau

I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced.
– Henry David Thoreau
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“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put foundations under them. ”
– Henry David Thoreau
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If the engine whitles, let it whistle till it is hoarse for its pains.  If the bell rings, why should we run?  Time is but the stream I go a fishing in.
– Henry David Thoreau
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I love to be alone.  I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
– Henry David Thoreau

I sometimes hear my friends complain finely that I do not appreciate their fineness. I shall not tell them whether I do or not. As if they expected a vote of thanks for every fine thing which they uttered or did! Who knows but it was finely appreciated? It may be that your silence was the finer thing of the two…. In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood. Then there can never be an explanation.
– Thoreau

It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak, and another to hear.
– Henry D Thoreau

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Let them be your only diet drink and botanical medicines.
– Henry David Thoreau
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Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
~Henry David Thoreau
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Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
– Henry David Thoreau
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Make the most of your regrets … to regret deeply is to live afresh.
– Henry David Thoreau
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Men are born to succeed, not to fail
– Henry David Thoreau
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Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
– Henry David Thoreau
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The Friend asks no return but that his Friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him.  They cherish each other’s hopes.  They are kind to each other’s dreams.
~Henry David Thoreau
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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
~Henry David Thoreau
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There is no remedy for love but to love more.
– Henry David Thoreau
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The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
~Henry David Thoreau
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There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world and yet we tolerate incredible dullness.
– Henry David Thoreau
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Things do not change; we change.
– Thoreau

Water is the only drink for a wise man.
– Henry David Thoreau
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We should impart our courage, and not our despair, our health and ease, and not our disease, and take care that this does not spread by contagion.
– Henry David Thoreau
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What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.
~Henry David Thoreau

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You must not only aim aright,
But draw the bow with all your might.
– Henry David Thoreau

Bertrand Russell’s Philosophy

Honourable_Bertrand_RussellBertrand Arthur William Russell

3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had never been any of these in any profound sense. He was born in Monmouthshire, into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in Britain.
(Source: Wikipedia)
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Bertrand Russell’s Philosophy

A great many worries can be diminished by realising the unimportance of the matter which is causing anxiety.
– Bertrand Russell
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Cruel men believe in a cruel God and use their belief to excuse their cruelty. Only kindly men believe in a kindly God, and they would be kindly in any case.
– Bertrand Russell
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Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
~Bertrand Russell
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If we were all given by magic the power to read each other’s thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.
– Bertrand Russell
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If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.
~Bertrand Russell
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Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
– Bertrand Russell
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Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education. – Bertrand Russell ~~~ Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
– Bertrand Russell

Philosophers, for the most part, are constitutionally timid, and dislike the unexpected.  Few of them would be genuinely happy as pirates or burglars.  Accordingly they invent systems which make the future calculable, at least in its main outlines.
~Bertrand Russell

Pure mathematics consists entirely of such asseverations as that, if such and such a proposition is true of anything, then such and such another proposition is true of that thing. It is essential not to discuss whether the first proposition is really true, and not to mention what the anything is of which it is supposed to be true…. If our hypothesis is about anything and not about some one or more particular things, then our deductions constitute mathematics. Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
– Russell, Bertrand

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To teach how to live with uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do.
~Bertrand Russell

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. – Bertrand Russell

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. ~Bertrand Russell

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. ~Bertrand Russell

“There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
― Bertrand Russell
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Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.
– Bertrand Russell
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