Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
A collection of a hundred great brains makes one big fathead.
Here we must ask: Have I any religious experience and immediate relation to God, and hence that certainty which will keep me, as an individual, from dissolving in the crowd?
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
What is essential in a work of art is that it should rise far above the realm of personal life and speak to the spirit and heart of the poet as man to the spirit and heart of mankind.
It is, moreover, only in the state of complete abandonment and loneliness that we experience the helpful powers of our own natures.
In some way or other we are part of a single,
all-embracing psyche, a single "greatest man".
What is stirred in us is that faraway
background, those immemorial patterns of the human mind, which we have not acquired but have inherited from the dim ages of the past.
Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer.?.?.?. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.
At times I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the plashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the procession of the seasons.
Knowledge does not enrich us; it removes us more and more from the mythic world in which we were once at home by right of birth.
A belief proves to me only the phenomenon of belief, not the content of the
The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.
The unconscious is the unwritten history of mankind from time unrecorded.
Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the
The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of
Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves.