Sigmund Freud Quote

When it happens that a person has to give up a sexual object, there quite often ensues an alteration of his ego which can only be described as a setting up of the object inside the ego, as it occurs in melancholia; the exact nature of this substitution is as yet unknown to us.


The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (ed. 1961)

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When it happens that a person has to give up a sexual object, there quite often ensues an alteration of his ego which can only be described as a...

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When it happens that a person has to give up a sexual object, there quite often ensues an alteration of his ego which can only be described as a...

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When it happens that a person has to give up a sexual object, there quite often ensues an alteration of his ego which can only be described as a...

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When it happens that a person has to give up a sexual object, there quite often ensues an alteration of his ego which can only be described as a...