Carl Gustav Jung 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. He created some of the best known psychological concepts, including synchronicity, archetypal phenomena, the collective unconscious, the psychological complex, and extraversion and introversion. Many of his works were not published until after his death and some are still awaiting publication.
The Word 'Happy' Would Lose Its Meaning If It Were Not Balanced By Sadness.
Knowledge Rests Not Upon Truth Alone, But Upon Error Also.
Often The Hands Will Solve A Mystery That The Intellect Has Struggled With In Vain.
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.
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.
A Man Who Has Not Passed Through The Inferno Of His Passions Has Never Overcome Them.
Every Form Of Addiction Is Bad, No Matter Whether The Narcotic Be Alcohol Or Morphine Or Idealism.
There Is No Coming To Consciousness Without Pain.
The Shoe That Fits One Person Pinches Another; There Is No Recipe For Living That Suits All Cases.
Masses Are Always Breeding Grounds Of Psychic Epidemics.
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.
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.
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.
The Wine Of Youth Does Not Always Clear With Advancing Years; Sometimes It Grows Turbid.
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.
Neurosis Is Always A Substitute For Legitimate Suffering.
Man Needs Difficulties; They Are Necessary For Health.
A Particularly Beautiful Woman Is A Source Of Terror. As A Rule, A Beautiful Woman Is A Terrible Disappointment.
We Deem Those Happy Who From The Experience Of Life Have Learnt To Bear Its Ills Without Being Overcome By Them.
When An Inner Situation Is Not Made Conscious, It Appears Outside As Fate.
In All Chaos There Is A Cosmos, In All Disorder A Secret Order.
The Healthy Man Does Not Torture Others - Generally It Is The Tortured Who Turn Into Torturers.
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.
Knowing Your Own Darkness Is The Best Method For Dealing With The Darknesses Of Other People.
Children Are Educated By What The Grown-up Is And Not By His Talk.
Mistakes Are, After All, The Foundations Of Truth, And If A Man Does Not Know What A Thing Is, It Is At Least An Increase In Knowledge If He Knows What It Is Not.
Everyone Knows Nowadays That People 'Have Complexes'. What Is Not So Well Known, Though Far More Important Theoretically, Is That Complexes Can Have Us.
There Is No Birth Of Consciousness Without Pain.
A Psychoneurosis Must Be Understood, Ultimately, As The Suffering Of A Soul Which Has Not Discovered Its Meaning.
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.
There Is No Such Thing As A Pure Introvert Or Extrovert. Such A Person Would Be In The Lunatic Asylum.
The Collective Unconscious Consists Of The Sum Of The Instincts And Their Correlates, The Archetypes. Just As Everybody Possesses Instincts, So He Also Possesses A Stock Of Archetypal Images.
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.
Your Vision Will Become Clear Only When You Can Look Into Your Own Heart. Who Looks Outside, Dreams; Who Looks Inside, Awakes.
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.
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.
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.
Nobody, As Long As He Moves About Among The Chaotic Currents Of Life, Is Without Trouble.
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.
A 'Scream' Is Always Just That - A Noise And Not Music.
Where Love Rules, There Is No Will To Power; And Where Power Predominates, There Love Is Lacking. The One Is The Shadow Of The Other.
Our Heart Glows, And Secret Unrest Gnaws At The Root Of Our Being. Dealing With The Unconscious Has Become A Question Of Life For Us.
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.
We Cannot Change Anything Until We Accept It. Condemnation Does Not Liberate, It Oppresses.
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.
The Least Of Things With A Meaning Is Worth More In Life Than The Greatest Of Things Without It.
We Should Not Pretend To Understand The World Only By The Intellect. The Judgement Of The Intellect Is Only Part Of The Truth.
The Pendulum Of The Mind Alternates Between Sense And Nonsense, Not Between Right And Wrong.
Resistance To The Organized Mass Can Be Effected Only By The Man Who Is As Well Organized In His Individuality As The Mass Itself.
It All Depends On How We Look At Things, And Not How They Are In Themselves.