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By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

A true symbol appears only when there is a need to express what thought cannot think or what is only divined or felt.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

We live in a world which in some respects is mysterious; things can be experienced which remain inexplicable; not everything which happens can be anticipated. The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole. For me the world has from the beginning been infinite and ungraspable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

I am looking forward enormously to getting back to the sea again, where the overstimulated psyche can recover in the presence of that infinite peace and spaciousness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

In such doubtful matters, where you have to work as a pioneer, you must be able to put some trust in your intuition and follow your feeling even at the risk of going wrong.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

All ages before ours believed in gods in some form or other. Only an unparalleled impoverishment in symbolism could enable us to rediscover the gods as psychic factors, which is to say, as archetypes of the unconscious. No doubt this discovery is hardly credible as yet.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

It is in the nature of political bodies always to see the evil in the opposite group, just as the individual has an ineradicable tendency to get rid of everything he does not know and does not want to know about himself by foisting it off on somebody else. Nothing has a more diverse and alienating effect upon society than this moral complacency and lack of responsibility, and nothing promotes understanding and rapprochement more than the mutual withdrawal of projections.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

The God-image in man was not destroyed by the Fall but was only damaged and corrupted (“deformed”), and can be restored through God's grace. The scope of the integration is suggested by the descensus ad inferos, the descent of Christ's soul to hell, its work of redemption embracing even the dead. The psychological equivalent of this is the integration of the collective unconscious which forms an essential part of the individuation process.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

The less we understand of what our fathers and forefathers sought, the less we understand ourselves, and thus we help with all our might to rob the individual of his roots and his guiding instincts, so that he becomes a particle in the mass, ruled only by what Nietzsche called the spirit of gravity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Myth is more individual and expresses life more precisely than does science.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

A residual sea of symbols which is shared by all mankind, usually accessed through dreams or altered states, and from which cultures draw images on which to found their religions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

An old man who cannot bid farewell to life appears as feeble and sickly as the young man who is unable to embrace it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

The self as the essence of individuality is unitemporal and unique; as an archetypal symbol it is a God-image and therefore universal and eternal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

Water is the commonest symbol for the unconscious.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

It was most essential for me to have a normal life in the real world as a counterpoise to that strange inner world. My family and my profession remained the base to which I could return.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

The artist's life cannot be otherwise than full of conflicts, for two forces are at war within him [or her]-on the one hand, the common human longing for happiness, satisfaction and security in life, and on the other a ruthless passion for creation which may go so far as to override every personal desire ... There are hardly any exceptions to the rule that a person must pay dearly for the divine gift of creative fire.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

What we do not make conscious emerges later as fate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

You must go in quest of yourself, and you will find yourself again only in the simple and forgotten things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

I know that previously I would not have dared to express myself so explicitly about so uncertain a matter. I can take this risk because I am now in my eighth decade, and the changing opinions of men scarcely impress me any more; the thoughts of the old masters are of greater value to me than the philosophical prejudices of the Western mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

The brain is viewed as an appendage of the genital glands.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Carl Jung

No one should deny the danger of the descent, but it can be risked. No one need risk it, but it is certain that someone will. And let those who go down the sunset way do so with open eyes, for it is a sacrifice which daunts even the gods. Yet every descent is followed by an ascent; the vanishing shapes are shaped anew, and a truth is valid in the end only if it suffers change and bears new witness in new images, in new tongues, like a new wine that is put into new bottles.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Simple things are always the most difficult.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

The doctor is effective only when he himself is affected. Only the wounded physician heals.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Not nature, but the "genius of mankind," has knotted the hangman's noose with which it can execute itself at any moment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Obviously astrology has much to offer psychology, but what the latter can offer its elder sister is less evident. So far as I judge, it would seem to me advantageous for astrology to take the existence of psychology into account, above all the psychology of the personality and of the unconscious.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

The divine process of change manifests itself to our human understanding . . . as punishment, torment, death, and transfiguration.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

There was need of a phantastic, indestructible optimism, and one far removed from all sense of reality, in order, for example, to discover in the shameful death of Christ really the highest salvation and the redemption of the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum. I am incapable of determining ultimate worth or worthlessness; I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about. I have no definite convictions - not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation or something I do not know.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Science is the tool of the Western mind and with it more doors can be opened than with bare hands.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Man is the mirror God holds up to himself, the sense organ with which he apprehends his being.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

No dream symbol can be separated from the individual who dreams it, and there is no definite or straightforward interpretation of any dream.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

Wherever an inferiority complex exists, there is a good reason for it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Perhaps this sounds very simple, but simple things are always the most difficult. In actual life it requires the greatest discipline to be simple, and the acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook upon life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

The whole nature of man presupposes woman, both physically and spiritually. His system is tuned into woman from the start, just as it is prepared for a quite definite world where there is water, light, air, salt, carbohydrates etc.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Real liberation comes not from glossing over or repressing painful states of feeling, but only from experiencing them to the full.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Carl Jung

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

Doesn't the world bring forth thinking in human heads with the same necessity that it brings forth blossoms on the plant?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Carl Jung

The little world of childhood with its familiar surroundings is a model of the greater world. The more intensively the family has stamped its character upon the child, the more it will tend to feel and see its earlier miniature world again in the bigger world of adult life. Naturally this is not a conscious, intellectual process.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carl Jung

In the history of the collective as in the history of the individual, everything depends on the development of consciousness.