Born: July 26, 1875, Kesswil, Switzerland
Died: June 6, 1961, Küsnacht, Switzerland
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Eternal truth needs a human language that alters with the spirit of the times.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
Intuition is not contrary to reason, but outside the province of reason.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by play.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
The self is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.
The unconscious is the unwritten history of mankind from time unrecorded.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate; it oppresses.
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside awakes.