"Suck on at Wisdom's breasts, you'll find | She daily grows more sweet and kind"


  A line from Part I of Faust, a metaphysical tragedy by German polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).  Like most of the lines Freud quotes it is spoken by the demon Mephistopheles, who speaks and acts on behalf of Satan (See note to page 65)


Online text of Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy, (first published 1808)