Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Enjoyment and Endurance

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Goethe. Painting by Luise Seidler (Weimar 1811)

Goethe. Painting by Luise Seidler (Weimar 1811) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sigmund Freud: Excremental

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and ...

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The excremental is all too intimately and inseparably bound up with the sexual: the position of the genitals—inter urinas et faeces—remains the decisive and unchangeable factor. One might say here, varying a well-known saying of the great Napoleon: “Anatomy is destiny.”

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, Standard Edition, vol. 11, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1957). On the Universal Tendency to Debasement in the Sphere of Love, sect. 3 (1912).
Napoleon had said, “Politics is destiny” (as reported by German poet Goethe in conversation with him in 1808).