The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.
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 creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
An understanding heart is everything in 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.