Carl Gustav Jung Quotes


Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself...
If there is anything 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.
Science is the tool of the Western mind and with it more doors can be opened than with bare hands. It is part and parcel of our knowledge and obscures our insight only when it holds that the understanding given by it is the only kind there is.
A man's hatred is always concentrated upon that which makes him conscious of his bad qualities.
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 to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
One looks 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.
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
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...
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, as must, if it be honest, also come an understanding of its inadequacy.
But India did not pass me by without a trace: it left tracks which lead me from one infinity to another infinity.
If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.
Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

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