1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist
A collection of a hundred Great brains makes one big fathead.
Carl Jung – [Committees and Meetings]
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
Carl Jung – [Passion]
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Carl Jung – [Imagination]
An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.
Carl Jung – [Egotism]
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung – [Light]
Caution has its place, no doubt, but we cannot refuse our support to a serious venture which challenges the whole of the personality. If we oppose it, we are trying to suppress what is best in man –his daring and his aspirations. And should we succeed, we should only have stood in the way of that invaluable experience which might have given a meaning to life. What would have happened if Paul had allowed himself to be talked out of his journey to Damascus?
Carl Jung – [Caution]
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 Jung – [Creativity]
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.
Carl Jung – [Happiness]
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Carl Jung – [Addiction]
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung – [Imitation]
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.
Carl Jung – [Age and Aging]
Good. There are many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. 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.
Carl Jung – [Sadness]
I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.
Carl Jung – [Virtue]
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
Carl Jung – [Understanding]
If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.
Carl Jung – [Self-knowledge]
In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
Carl Jung – [Chaos]
It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
Carl Jung – [Perspective]
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.
Carl Jung – [Wickedness]
It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.
Carl Jung – [Dreams]
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
Carl Jung – [Knowledge]