swiss Quotes

Quotes from swiss authors



Elias Canetti
25 quotes
Hans Kung
23 quotes
Paul Klee
20 quotes
Richard Ernst
13 quotes
Alice Miller
11 quotes
Philip Schaff
9 quotes
Robert Frank
8 quotes
Felix Bloch
8 quotes
H. R. Giger
8 quotes

Famous swiss quotes
Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • future

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Love

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • best

So great is human weakness, that we must reckon amongst virtuous actions abstention from the evils which we are tempted to commit. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • actions

The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Integrity


The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • generally

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • between

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Speeches

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • sad

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • dreams

Society lives by faith, and develops by science. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Society

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Crying

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Patience

When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about. Elias Canetti, author
  • Legacy

Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Insults

Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Judging

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Wisdom

Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Analysis

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • intelligence

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Sympathy

To live is not breathing it is action. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Life

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Intelligence

All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Fortune

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind. Paracelsus, scientist
  • art

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Life

Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Laughter

I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Identity

Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Freedom

Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it's the one they will most need to know. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Endurance

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract. Paul Klee, artist
  • Art

As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Wealth

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Truth

We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Sympathy

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Appreciation

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • life

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • chemical

Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • comprehensible

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Women

One eye sees, the other feels. Paul Klee, artist
  • Prophecy

Our greatest evils flow from ourselves. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Evil

Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true. Elias Canetti, author
  • DeceptionLying

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Age

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • average

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. Carl Jung, psychologist
  • lacking

I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Suffering

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Selfishness

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Power

It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Honesty

I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • Enjoyment

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • Consumerism


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