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Quote of Sigmund Freud - What a distressing contrast there is...


Biography - Sigmund Freud:

Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis.
Born: 1856 - Died: 1939
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Czech Republic
Czech Republic

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.




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Translation

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German
Denken Sie an den betrübenden Kontrast zwischen der strahlenden Intelligenz eines gesunden Kindes und der Denkschwäche des durchschnittlichen Erwachsenen.

French
Pensez au contraste attristant qui existe entre l'intelligence rayonnante d'un enfant bien portant et la faiblesse mentale d'un adulte moyen.




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To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.

I believe the power of observation in numbers of very young children to be quite wonderful for its closeness and accuracy. Indeed, I think that most grown men who are remarkable in this respect, may with greater propriety be said not to have lost the faculty, than to have acquired it.




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Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
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To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.
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Quotes for: weakness


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Quotes about weakness:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
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The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.
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Quotes for: child


All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
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Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
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It is a wise father that knows his own child.
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Important matters may manifest themselves through small signs.
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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
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Whatever makes for cultural development is working also against war.
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The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious; what I discovered was the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied:
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In jest - it is well known - one may even tell the truth.
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