Carl Jung

113Carl Jung Quotes

Swiss Psychologist born on July 26, 1875, died on June 06, 1961

Carl Gustav Jung, often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies. He was a prolific writer, though many of his works were not published until after his death... (source)

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. view quote

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. view quote

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. view quote

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

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. view quote

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. view quote

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

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. view quote

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

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. view quote

Grounded in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages, alchemy formed a bridge: on the one hand into the past, to Gnosticism, and on the other into the future, to the modern psychology of the unconscious. view quote

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. view quote

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. view quote

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