Carl Jung Quotes
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
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.
Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?
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.
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.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
A psychoneurosis must be understood, ultimately, as the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
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