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Carl Jung quotes

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

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.

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

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

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

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

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

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

The word 'belief' is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it - I don't need to believe it.