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Quotes of the Day for 6 May 2003 – Sigmund Freud

Sigismund Schlomo Freud was born at Freiburg, now part of the Czech Republic, on May 6, 1856. Sigmund's mother was twenty years younger than his father, and younger than Sigmund's older step-brother. In fact, Sigmund was an uncle on the day he was born. Spurned by a young lady at age 16, he reserved his affections for his mother for ten years. It's no wonder that he spent his life trying to analyze the lives and loves of his patients, also no wonder that his work attracted such controversy. Fortunately, at least some of what he had to say made good sense.

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The quotes:

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.

In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
     - All from Sigmund Freud, 1856 - 1939

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