Category:Quotes - Miscellaneous

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Miscellaneous quotes an phrases yet to be categorised.

  • credo quia absurdum ("I believe it because it is absurd.")
  • Que messieurs les assassins commencent! ("It is the murderers who should make the first move") — French Chamber
  • Homo homini lupus ("Man is wolf to man") — Plautus, Asinaria II, iv, 88
  • "Hunger and love are what moves the world." — Schiller, Die Weltweisen
  • cathected (Back-formation from cathexis and cathectic): To focus one's emotional energies on something.
  • "Without either ignoring or doing violence to the facts." &mdash Sigmund Freud
  • "The Devil himself names as his adversary, not what is holy and good, but Nature's power to create, to multiply life—that is, Eros." — author unknown (possibly Sigmund Freud)
  • "There are a great many questions here to which as yet there is no answer." — Sigmund Freud
  • "Fate is regarded as a substitute for the parental agency." — Sigmund Freud
  • aetiological / aetiology: The study of causes or origins
  • Oedipus complex
  • conscience: the readiness to feel guilty
  • détours = detours
  • "Thus conscience does make cowards of us all..." — author unknown
  • malaise = Unbehagen: an ambiguous feeling of mental or moral depression
  • Eros vs. Ananke
  • "It almost seems as if the creation of a great human community would be most successful if no attention had to be paid to the happiness of the individual." — Sigmund Freud
  • "All I say is by way of discourse, and nothing by way of advice. I should not speak so boldly if it were my due to be believed." — Michel de Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592)
  • fons et origo: source and origin
  • id vs. ego
  • ideational: consisting of or referring to ideas or thoughts of objects not immediately present to the senses.
  • coenaesthesis: n. Psychology, sensation as a whole.
  • 'patently infantile'
  • 'rearguard actions'
  • "Wer Wissenschaft und Kunst besitzt, hat auch Religion; Wer jene beide nicht besitzt, der habe Religion!" ("He who possesses science and art also has religion; but he who possesses neither of those two, let him have religion." — Goethe
  • 'palliative measures'
  • modicum: a small, modest or trifling amount
  • 'Prosthetic Gog'
  • assiduous: Hard-working, regular (in attendance or work)
  • 'Roi Soleil': King Louis XIV of France (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715)
  • 'in especial': of exceptional importance or significance
  • erotism
  • ex post facto: retroactive

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