Carl Jung

Carl Jung

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy and religious studies. 

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

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

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.

Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakes.

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.

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.

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

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.

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

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

The word "belief" is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing and then I know it - I don't need to believe it.

Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.

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 man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.

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.

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.

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

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