Famous Quotes By Carl Jung


  1. A 'scream' is always just that - a noise and not music.
  2. All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
  3. Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
  4. 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.
  5. Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.
  6. Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
  7. 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.
  8. Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
  9. Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
  10. Man needs difficulties they are necessary for health.
  11. Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
  12. Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
  13. Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
  14. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
  15. The shoe that fits one person pinches another there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
  16. The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
  17. 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.
  18. We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
  19. We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
  20. We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.
  21. Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
  22. Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?
  23. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.
  24. 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.
  25. 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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