I prefer to die standing than to live on my knees,
So let's talk about Islam the way we talk about everything else.
I would rather die standing than live kneeling
Our job isn't to defend freedom of speech, but without freedom of speech we are dead. We can't live in a country without freedom of speech. I prefer to die than live like a rat.
We have to go on until Islam is made as ho-hum as Catholicism.
A drawing has never killed anyone.
When activists need a pretext to justify their violence, they always find it.
Invited or not, God is present.
But the meaning of life is not . . . explained by one's business life, nor is the deep desire of the human heart answered by a bank account.
The unconscious is the unwritten history of mankind from time unrecorded.
But, if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself.
As soon as the dialogue between two people touches on something fundamental, essential, numinous, and a certain rapport is felt, it gives rise to a phenomenon which LÃ©vy-Bruhl fittingly called participation mystique. It is an unconscious identity in which two individual psychic spheres interpenetra
In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations take place, and the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately springs as a gigantic summation from these hidden source in individuals.
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.Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and
We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.
When goals go, meaning goes. When meaning goes, purpose goes. When purpose goes, life goes dead on our hands.
I hold the view that the alchemistâ€™s hope of conjuring out of matter the philosophical gold, or the panacea, or the wonderful stone, was only in part an illusion, an effect of projection; for the rest it corresponded to certain psychic facts that are of great importance in the psychology of the un
How difficult it is to reach anything approaching a moderate and relatively calm point of view in the midst of one's emotions.
I believe that history is capable of anything. There exists no folly that men have not tried out.
Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, landslides, and inundations, modern man is battered by the elemental forces of his own psyche. This is the World Power that vastly exceeds all other powers on earth. The Age of Enlightenment, which stripped nature and human institutions of g
St. Thomas is really a great man quite apart from his saintliness.
The self is defined psychologically as the psychic totality of the individual. Anything that a [person] postulates as being a greater totality than [oneself] can become a symbol of the self. For this reason the symbol of the self is not always as total as the definition would require.
In all earnestness I asked myself what kind of world I had stumbled into.
Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and considered by a psyche. Consciousness is a precondition of being.
The bigger the crowd, the more negligible the individual.
The unconscious wants to flow into consciousness in order to reach the light, but at the same time it continually thwarts itself, because it would rather remain unconscious. That is to say, God wants to become man, but not quite.
The time is a critical one, for it marks the beginning of the second half of life, when a metanoia, a mental transformation, not infrequently occurs. (on being 36 yrs old)