Quotes by Carl Jung

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

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”

“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.”

“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”

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

“Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.”

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.”

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

“Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.”

“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.”

“The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”

“Man needs difficulties they are necessary for health.”

“Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?”

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

“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.”

“The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.”

“We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.”

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“A 'scream' is always just that - a noise and not music.”

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”

“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.”

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”

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