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" A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment. "
" If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. "
" Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not. "
" Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. "
" Everyone knows nowadays that people 'have complexes'. What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us. "
" In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am. "
" The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. "
" The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity. "
" There is no coming to consciousness without pain. "
" We shall probably get nearest to the truth if we think of the conscious and personal psyche as resting upon the broad basis of an inherited and universal psychic disposition which is as such unconscious, and that our personal psyche bears the same relation to the collective psyche as the individual to society. "
" Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics. "
" Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better. "
" Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. "
" Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. "
" It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves. "
" We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more. "
" The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. "
" The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown. "
" Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. "
" Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. "
" A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. "
" Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness. "
" I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among those in the second half of life - that is to say, over 35 - there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. "
" Man is not a machine that can be remodelled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind. "
" Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. "
" It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts. "
" When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. "
" Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious. "
" Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. "
" We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth. "
" One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. "