Quotation by Sigmund Freud

We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.
Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Austrian psychiatrist. (Originally published 1915). Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, vol. 15, lecture 1, Complete Works, Standard Edition, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud.
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