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Quotations by author » Carl Gustav Jung
Swiss psychiatrist, Psychologist and Founder of the Analytic Psychology, 1875-1961
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"Good advice" is often a doubtful remedy, but generally not dangerous because it has so little
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...my evenings are taken up very largely with astrology, I make horoscopic calculations in order to find a clue to the core of psychological truth.
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A "scream" is always just that-a noise and not music.
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A collection of a hundred Great brains makes one big fathead.
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A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them
Passion
A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
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All religions are therapies for the sorrows and disorders of the soul.
ReligionSoul
Although we human beings have our own personal life, we are yet in large measure the representatives, the victims and promoters of a collective spirit whose years are counted in centuries. We can well think all our lives long that we are following our own noses, and may never discover that we are, for the most part, supernumeraries on the stage of the world theatre.
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An old man who cannot bid farewell to life appears as feeble and sickly as a young man who is unable to embrace it.
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Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being.
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As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Humanity
At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.
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Because the European does not know his own unconscious, he does not understand the East and projects it into everything he fears and despises in himself
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But, if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself.
Creativity
Consciousness succumbs all too easily to unconscious influences, and these are often truer and wiser than our conscious thinking
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Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place.
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Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.
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Error is just as important a condition of life as truth
Errors
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.
HappinessSadness
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Addiction
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