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Quotes by Carl Gustav Jung - (62 quotes)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Aging category:

The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Art category:

All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Artists category:

As a human being the artist may have many moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is 'man' in a higher sense – he is 'collective man' – one who carries and shapes the unconscious, psychic life of mankind. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Change category:

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Chaos category:

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Children category:

Nothing has a stronger influence on their children than the unlived lives of their parents. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Children category:

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Colour category:

Colors express the main psychic functions of man. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Complaining category:

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

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Complexity category:

Everyone knows nowadays that people 'have complexes.' What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Contemplation category:

The upheaval of our world and the upheaval in consciousness is one and the same. Everything becomes relative and therefore doubtful. And while man, hesitant and questioning, contemplates... his spirit yearns for an answer that will allay the turmoil of doubt and uncertainty. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Creativity category:

From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative; hence the unconscious is not merely conditioned by history, but is the very source of the creative impulse. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Criticism category:

-on Pablo Picasso...
A 'scream' is always just that - a noise and not music. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Destiny category:

When an inner situation inside of us is not made conscious, it is projected outside of us as fate. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Difficulty category:

Man needs difficulties. They are necessary for health. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Doubt category:

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.' (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Drunkenness category:

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

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Ego category:

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)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Energy category:

A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Fantasy category:

Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth.The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Fantasy category:

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

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Genius category:

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. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Greatness category:

The biographies of great artists make it abundantly clear that the creative urge is often so imperious that it battens on their humanity and yokes everything to the service of the work, even at the cost of health and ordinary human happiness. The unborn work in the psyche of the artist is a force of nature that achieves its end either with tyrannical might or with the subtle cunning of nature herself, quite regardless of the personal fate of the man who is its vehicle. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Happiness category:

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the History category:

Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood? (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Humanity category:

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Humanity category:

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Imagination category:

We must be able to let things happen in the psyche. For us, this becomes a real art... Consciousness is forever interfering, helping, correcting, and negating, never leaving the single growth of the psychic processes in peace. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Individuality category:

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Instinct category:

Instinct is like Nature herself - prodigiously conservative, and yet transcending her own historical conditions in her acts of creation. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Knowledge category:

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Life category:

Man's real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites – day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and evil. If it were not so, existence would come to an end. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Life category:

Be simple and always take the next step. You needn't see it in advance, but you can look back at it afterwards.There is no 'how' of life, one just does it. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Life category:

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Love category:

The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Meaning category:

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

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Meaning category:

The least of things with a meaning is worth more than the greatest of things without it. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Mistakes category:

The right way to wholeness is made up of fateful detours and wrong turnings. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Mistakes category:

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Mysteries category:

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Mysteries category:

The secret of artistic creation and the effectiveness of art is to be found in a return to the state of 'participation mystique' – to that level of experience at which it is man who lives, and not the individual... (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Opposites category:

The greater the tension, the greater is the potential. Great energy springs from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Opposites category:

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 Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Play category:

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. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Play category:

The dynamic principle of fantasy is play, which belongs also to the child, and as such it appears to be inconsistent with the principle of serious work. But without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Play category:

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Power category:

He can only obey the apparently alien impulse within him and follow where it leads, sensing that his work is greater than himself, and wields a power which is not his and which he cannot command. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Problems category:

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

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Purpose category:

The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Purpose category:

The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose within him. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Purpose category:

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

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Questions category:

Fortunately, in her kindness and patience, Nature has never put the fatal question as to the meaning of their lives into the mouths of most people. And where no one asks, no one needs to answer. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Questions category:

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. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Religion category:

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)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Sacrifice category:

Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Simplicity category:

If only simplicity were not the most difficult of all things. It consists of watching objectively the development of any fragment of fantasy. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Suffering category:

There is no birth of consciousness without pain. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Talent category:

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)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Teaching category:

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. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Understanding category:

Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Understanding category:

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Carl Gustav Jung - From the Vision category:

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens. (Carl Gustav Jung)