Carl Gustav Jung Quotes (56 quotations)

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1. A "scream" is always just that-a noise and not music. - Carl Gustav Jung

2. All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination. - Carl Gustav Jung

3. An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. 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. - Carl Gustav Jung

4. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. - Carl Gustav Jung

5. Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place - Carl Gustav Jung

6. Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism. - Carl Gustav Jung

7. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Gustav Jung

8. Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. - Carl Gustav Jung

9. 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. - Carl Gustav Jung

10. How indeed? He copes, like everybody else, as well as he can, that's all. And it's usually deplorably enough. - Carl Gustav Jung

11. I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God. - Carl Gustav Jung

12. I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. - Carl Gustav Jung

13. I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among [those] in the second half of life-that is to say, over 35-there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. - Carl Gustav Jung

14. If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. - Carl Gustav Jung

15. If there is anything 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. - Carl Gustav Jung

16. In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am. - Carl Gustav Jung

17. In studying the history of the human mind one is impressed again and again by the fact that the growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and that each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement. One could almost say that nothing is more hateful to man than to give up even a particle of his unconsciousness. Ask those who have tried to introduce a new idea! - Carl Gustav Jung

18. It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves. - Carl Gustav Jung

19. It is the individual's task to differentiate himself from all the others and stand on his own feet. All collective identities... interfere with the fulfillment of this task. Such collective identities are crutches for the lame, shields for the timid, beds for the lazy, nurseries for the irresponsible.... - Carl Gustav Jung

20. Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. - Carl Gustav Jung

21. Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. - Carl Gustav Jung

22. Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious. - Carl Gustav Jung

23. Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. - Carl Gustav Jung

24. Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. - Carl Gustav Jung

25. Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. - Carl Gustav Jung

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