A ‘scream’ is always just that – a noise and not music.
The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
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.
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.
Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.
Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.
The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.
Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?
Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.
The word ‘belief’ is a difficult thing for me. I don’t believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it – I don’t need to believe it.
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.