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Carl Jung quotes

Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.

Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.

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.

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

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.

Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.

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.

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

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.

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.

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.