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Carl Jung Quotes

(1875-1961), Swiss Psychiatrist

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality

Category: Achievement

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

Category: Addiction

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

Category: Adventure

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

Category: Adversity

From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.

Category: Age And Aging

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.

Category: Belief

Caution has its place, no doubt, but we cannot refuse our support to a serious venture which challenges the whole of the personality. If we oppose it, we are trying to suppress what is best in man --his daring and his aspirations. And should we succeed, we should only have stood in the way of that invaluable experience which might have given a meaning to life. What would have happened if Paul had allowed himself to be talked out of his journey to Damascus?

Category: Caution

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.

Category: Chaos

The cinema, like the detective story, makes it possible to experience without danger all the excitement, passion and desirousness which must be repressed in a humanitarian ordering of life.

Category: Cinema

A collection of a hundred Great brains makes one big fathead.

Category: Committees And Meetings

The heaping together of paintings by Old Masters in museums is a catastrophe; likewise, a collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead.

Category: Committees And Meetings

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.

Category: Conflict

The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life.

Category: Consciousness

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

Category: Cooperation

Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place.

Category: Creativity