Unlocking The Self; Some Quotes


“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

-Carl Jung


“When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what world calls a romance.”

-Oscar Wilde


“I would say that our patients never really despair because of any suffering in itself! Instead, their despair stems in each instance from a doubt as to whether suffering is meaningful. Man is ready and willing to shoulder any suffering as soon and as long as he can see a meaning in it.”

-Viktor Frankl, 1961, Logotherapy and the Challenge of Suffering


“The unexamined life is not worth living.”



“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”

-James Joyce


“Information is not knowledge.”

-Albert Einstein


“Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn.. My God, do you learn!

– C. S. Lewis


One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

– Carl Jung