Thinking is an experimental action carried out with small amounts of energy, in the same way as a general shifts small figures about on a map before setting his large bodies of troops in motion. - Sigmund Freud (New Introductory Lectures On Psycho-Analysis Quotes)

Thinking is an experimental action carried out with small amounts of energy, in the same way as a general shifts small figures about on a map before setting his large bodies of troops in motion.[Das Denken ist ein probeweises Handeln mit kleinen Energiemengen, ähnlich wie die Verschiebungen kleiner Figuren auf der Landkarte, ehe der Feldherr seine Truppenmassen in Bewegung setzt.]

Source:(W. W. Norton, ed. 1965), Lecture XXXII. Anxiety and Instinctual Life, Page 89
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