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Quote Left An understanding heart is everything is a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The psychological context of dream-contents consists in the web of associations in which the dream is naturally embedded. Theoretically we can never know anything in advance about this web, but in practice it is sometimes possible, granted long enough experience. Even so, careful analysis will never rely too much on technical rules; the danger of deception and suggestion is too great. In the analysis of isolated dreams above all, this kind of knowing in advance and making assumptions on the grounds of practical expectation or general probability is positively wrong. It should therefore be an absolute rule to assume that every dream, and every part of a dream, is unknown at the outset, and to attempt an interpretation only after carefully taking up the context. We can then apply the meaning we have thus discovered to the text of the dream itself and see whether this yields a fluent reading, or rather whether a satisfying meaning emerges. Quote Right
Quote Left The great decisions of human life usually have far more to do with the instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well-meaning reasonableness. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no universal recipe for living. Each of us carries his own life-form within him--an irrational form which no other can outbid. Quote Right
Quote Left In the second half of life the necessity is imposed of recognizing no longer the validity of our former ideals but of their contraries. Of perceiving the error in what was previously our conviction, of sensing the untruth in what was our truth, and of weighing the degree of opposition, and even of hostility, in what we took to be love. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Caution has its place, no doubt, but we cannot refuse our support to a serious venture which challenges the whole of the personality. If we oppose it, we are trying to suppress what is best in man --his daring and his aspirations. And should we succeed, we should only have stood in the way of that invaluable experience which might have given a meaning to life. What would have happened if Paul had allowed himself to be talked out of his journey to Damascus? Quote Right
Quote Left Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place. Quote Right
Quote Left I had always worked with the temperamental conviction that at bottom there are no insoluble problems, and experience justified me in so far as I have often seen patients simply outgrow a problem that had destroyed others. This 'outgrowing,' as I formerly called it, proved on further investigation to be a new level of consciousness. Some higher or wider interest appeared on the patient's horizon, and through this broadening of his outlook the insoluble problem lost its urgency. Quote Right
Quote Left The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Quote Right
Quote Left The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life. Quote Right
Quote Left In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. Quote Right
Quote Left When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. Quote Right
Quote Left Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, 'Something is out of tune.' Quote Right
Quote Left I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice. Quote Right
Quote Left Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Quote Right
Quote Left If there is anything 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no coming to consciousness without pain. Quote Right
Quote Left Man needs difficulties they are necessary for health. Quote Right
Quote Left Nobody, as long as he moves about among the currents of life, is without trouble. Quote Right
Quote Left It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left The wise man who is not heeded is counted a fool, and the fool who proclaims the general folly first and loudest passes for a prophet and F?hrer, and sometimes it is luckily the other way round as well, or else mankind would long since have perished of stupidity. Quote Right
Quote Left We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them. Quote Right
Quote Left The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. Quote Right
Quote Left The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition. Quote Right
Quote Left Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The healthy man does not torture others -- generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood. Quote Right
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