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Carl Gustav Jung

(1875-1961) Swiss Psychologist, Psychiatrist

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A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.

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

From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.

It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.

It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

Meaning makes a great many things endurable.

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.

Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavory as gross sensuality.

Our blight is ideologies - they are the long-expected Antichrist!

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality.

The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into the torturers.

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.

There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.

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.

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as 'fate'.

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

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart - Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.