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Carl Jung Quotes

(1875-1961), Swiss Psychiatrist

It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.

Category: Dreams

An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.

Category: Egotism

There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.

Category: Emotions

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

Category: Fate

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.

Category: Genius

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.

Category: Happiness

Our blight is ideologies -- they are the long-expected Antichrist!

Category: Ideology

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.

Category: Imagination

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.

Category: Imagination

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

Category: Imitation

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

Category: Individuality

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.

Category: Individuality

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.

Category: Influence

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

Category: Knowledge

The wise man who is not heeded is counted a fool, and the fool who proclaims the general folly first and loudest passes for a prophet and Führer, and sometimes it is luckily the other way round as well, or else mankind would long since have perished of stupidity.

Category: Leaders And Leadership