The shoe that fits one person pinches another there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
The creative mind plays with the object it loves.
Find out what a person fears most and that is where he will develop next.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Everyone knows nowadays that people 'have complexes'. What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us.
When one is not understood one should as a rule lower one's voice, because when one really speaks loudly enough and is not heard, it is because people do not want to hear. One had better begin to mutter to oneself, then they get curious.
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.
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.
Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being. Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us.
Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
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.