Quotation by Sigmund Freud

Where id was, there ego shall be.
Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Austrian psychiatrist. (Originally published 1933). New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, vol. 22, lecture 31, "The Dissection of the Psychical Personality," Complete Works, Standard Edition, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1964).

The intention of psychoanalysis, Freud explained, is "to strengthen the ego, to make it more independent of the super-ego, to widen its field of perception and enlarge its organization, so that it can appropriate fresh portions of the id.... It is a work of culture," he added in the closing words of the lecture, "not unlike the draining of the Zuider Zee."
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