The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality
The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.
Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.
No nation keeps its word. A nation is a big, blind worm, following what? Fate perhaps. A nation has no honor, it has no word to keep
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.
In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
The greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
From the viewpoint of analytic psychology, the theatre, aside from any aesthetic value, may be considered as an institution for the treatment of the mass complex.
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
The psychiatrist knows only too well how each of us becomes the helpless but not pitiable victim of his own sentiments. Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality.