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All Quotes by author - Carl Jung
" A human being would certainly not grow to be seventy or eighty years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life's morning. "
" All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination. "
" A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. "
" A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment. "
" A psychoneurosis must be understood, ultimately, as the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning. "
" A 'scream' is always just that - a noise and not music. "
" As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. "
" Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. "
" Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration? "
" 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. "
" Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. "
" Everyone knows nowadays that people 'have complexes'. What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us. "
" Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. "
" Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. "
" For a young person, it is almost a sin, or at least a danger, to be too preoccupied with himself; but for the ageing person, it is a duty and a necessity to devote serious attention to himself. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. "
" If there is anything that 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. "
" 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. "
" In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. "
" 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. "
" In the child, consciousness rises out of the depths of unconscious psychic life, at first like separate islands, which gradually unite to form a 'continent,' a continuous landmass of consciousness. Progressive mental development means, in effect, extension of consciousness. "
" 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. "
" Just as we might take Darwin as an example of the normal extraverted thinking type, the normal introverted thinking type could be represented by Kant. The one speaks with facts, the other relies on the subjective factor. Darwin ranges over the wide field of objective reality, Kant restricts himself to a critique of knowledge. "
" Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. "
" Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. "
" Man is not a machine that can be remodelled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind. "
" Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. "
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