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.
We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
We are in a far better position to observe instincts in animals or in primitives than in ourselves. This is due to the fact that we have grown accustomed to scrutinizing our own actions and to seeking rational explanations for them.