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Carl Jung
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Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. Carl Jung

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. Carl Jung

No concept is a carrier of life. Carl Jung

Life calls not for perfection, but for completeness. Carl Jung

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. Carl Jung

Envy does not allow humanity to sleep. Carl Jung

The unconscious mind of man sees correctly even when conscious reason is blind and impotent. Carl Jung

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. Carl Jung

Commendation heals; condemnation destroys. Carl Jung

We discover ourselves through others. Carl Jung

You can expect no influence if you are not susceptible to influence. Carl Jung

What did you do as a child that made that hours pass like minutes? [Herein lies the key to your earthy pursuits.] Carl Jung

As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will experience it and carry it through. The change must indeed begin with an individual; it might be any one of us. Nobody can afford to look round and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself. Carl Jung

The only thing we have to fear on this planet is man. Carl Jung

The puzzling thing is that there is really a curious coincidence between astrological and psychological facts, so that one can isolate time from the characteristics of an individual, and also, one can deduce characteristics from a certain time.... Carl Jung

The meaning and design of a problem seem not to lie in its solution, but in our working at it incessantly. Carl Jung

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Carl Jung

If you want to understand the jungle, you can't be content just to sail back and forth near the shore. You've got to get into it, no matter how strange and frightening it might seem. Carl Jung

How difficult it is to reach anything approaching a moderate and relatively calm point of view in the midst of one's emotions. Carl Jung

Intuition is perception via the unconscious that brings forth ideas, images, new possibilities and ways out of blocked situations. Carl Jung

I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole. Carl Jung

The brighter the light, the darker the shadow. Carl Jung

The underlying, primary psychic reality is so inconceivably complex that it can be grasped only at the farthest reach of intuition, and then but very dimly. That is why it needs symbols. Carl Jung

Gnosticism was stamped out completely and its remnants are so badly mangled that special study is needed to get any insight at all into its inner meaning. Carl Jung

Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day. Carl Jung

Astrology is assured of recognition from psychology, without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity. Carl Jung

No one can flatter himself that he is immune to the spirit of his own epoch, or even that he possesses a full understanding of it. Irrespective of our conscious convictions, each one of us, without exception, being a particle of the general mass, is somewhere attached to, colored by, or even undermined by the spirit which goes through the mass. Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness. Carl Jung

I had always worked with the temperamental conviction that at bottom there are no insoluble problems, and experience justified me in so far as I have often seen patients simply outgrow a problem that had destroyed others. This 'outgrowing,' as I formerly called it, proved on further investigation to be a new level of consciousness. Some higher or wider interest appeared on the patient's horizon, and through this broadening of his outlook the insoluble problem lost its urgency. Carl Jung

I have never since entirely freed myself of the impression that this life is a segment of existence which is enacted in a three-dimensional boxlike universe especially set up for it. Carl Jung

The more intelligent and cultured a man is, the more subtly he can humbug himself. Carl Jung

In thirty years I have treated many patients. Among all my patients in the second half of life, every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age had given their followers, and none of them was really healed who did not regain his religious outlook. Carl Jung

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

The great problems of life-sexuality, of course, among others-are always related to the primordial images of the collective unconscious. These images are really balancing or compensating factors which correspond with the problems life presents in actuality. This is not to be marveled at, since these images are deposits representing the accumulated experience of thousands of years of struggle for adaptation and existence. Carl Jung

One could say, with a little exaggeration, that the persona is that which in reality one is not, but which oneself as well as others think one is. Carl Jung

You must live life in such a spirit that you make in every moment the best of possibilities. Carl Jung

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced and contrasted and compared to sadness. In comparing how an experience could have been worse we develop gratitude and happiness, while if we compare it how it could have been better we develop bitterness and sadness. Carl Jung

Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see. Carl Jung

Nothing affects the life of a child so much as the unlived life of its parent Carl Jung

When religion stops talking about animals it will be all downhill. Carl Jung

I have always tried to make room for anything that wanted to come to me from within. Carl Jung

His retreat into himself is not a final renunciation of the world, but a search for quietude, where alone it is possible for him to make his contribution to the life of the community. Carl Jung

In order to know the light, we must first experience the darkness. Carl Jung

The descent into the depths always seems to precede the ascent. Carl Jung

Summoned or not, the god will come. Carl Jung

All fanaticism is repressed doubt. Carl Jung

The Jews should not have resisted Hitler. ... They should have offered themselves to the butcher's knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. Carl Jung

I believe that we have no real access to who we really are except in God. Only when we rest in God can we find the safety, the spaciousness, and the scary freedom to be who we are, all that we are, more than we are, and less than we are. Carl Jung

Life is something that has to be lived and not talked about. Carl Jung

Dawn is born at midnight. Carl Jung

Individuation is to divest the self of false wrappings. Carl Jung

Everything good is costly, and the development of personality is one of the most costly of all things. It is a matter of saying yes to oneself, of taking oneself as the most serious of tasks, of being conscious of everything one does, and keeping it constantly before one's eyes in all its dubious aspects. Carl Jung

Anthropologists have often described what happens to a primitive society when its spiritual values are exposed to the impact of modern civilisation. Its people lose the meaning of their lives, their social organisation disintegrates, and they themselves morally decay. We are now in the same condition. But we have never really understood what we have lost, for our spiritual leaders unfortunately were more interested in protecting their institutions than in understanding the mystery that symbols present. Carl Jung

I simply believe that some part of the human Self or Soul is not subject to the laws of space and time. Carl Jung

As the animus is partial to argument, he can best be seen at work in disputes where both parties know they are right. Men can argue in a very womanish way, too, when they are anima - possessed and have thus been transformed into the animus of their own anima. Carl Jung

To confront a person with his own shadow is to show him his own light. Carl Jung

Man is in need if a symbolical life- badly in need. We only live banal, ordinary, rational or irrational things- but we have no symbolic life. Where do we live symbolically? Nowhere except where we participate in the ritual of life Carl Jung

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. Carl Jung

Deep down, below the surface of the average man's conscience, he hears a voice whispering, "There is something not right," no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or moral code. Carl Jung

We want to have certainties and no doubts- results and no experiments- without even seeing that certainties can arise only through doubt and results only thorough experiment. Carl Jung

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

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. It is like nature herself - prodigiously conservative, and yet transcending her own historical conditions in her acts of creation. Carl Jung

It is a bewildering thing in human life that the things that cause the greatest fear is the source of the greatest wisdom. Carl Jung

An old man who cannot bid farewell to life appears as feeble and sickly as the young man who is unable to embrace it. Carl Jung

Please remember, it is what you are that heals, not what you know. Carl Jung

Metaphysical assertions, however, are statements of the psyche, and are therefore psychological. Whenever the Westerner hears the word "psychological," it always sounds to him like "only psychological. Carl Jung

It seems as if it is only through an experience of symbolic reality that man, vainly seeking his own "existence" and making a philosophy out of it, can find his way back to a world in which he is no longer a stranger. Carl Jung

The sad truth is that man's real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites - day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and evil. We are not even sure that one will prevail against the other, that good will overcome evil, or joy defeat pain. Life is a battleground. It always has been and always will be; and if it were not so, existence would come to an end. Carl Jung

The growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and...each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement. Carl Jung

Meaninglessnes s inhibits fullness of life and is therefore the equivalent to illness. Meaning makes a great many things endurable-perh aps everything. Carl Jung

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