Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. 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.
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
It is high time that we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. It is much more needful to preach the art of seeing.
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
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.
If there is anything that 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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
We cannot change anything unless we accept it.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced, and today we think this more than ever and are just as wrong as all previous ages that thought so. How often have we not seen the truth condemned! It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
You are what you do, not what you say.
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