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Quotations From CARL JUNG

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  • 11.
    Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 10, para. 26, ed. William McGuire (1964). Woman in Europe (1927).

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  • 12.
    The psychiatrist knows only too well how each of us becomes the helpless but not pitiable victim of his own sentiments. Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality.
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 15, ed. William McGuire (1966). Ulysses: A Monologue (1932).
  • 13.
    Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavory as gross sensuality.
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 17, par. 336, ed. William McGuire (1954). Marriage as a Psychological Relationship (1925).
  • 14.
    The word "belief" is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it—I don't need to believe it.
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. Interview in Hugh Burnett, Face to Face (1959), p. 51 (1964).

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  • 15.
    It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 10, para. 408, ed. William McGuire (1964). After the Catastrophe (1945).

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  • 16.
    As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. Memories, Dreams, Reflections, ch. 11 (1962).

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  • 17.
    The healthy man does not torture others—generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 18, ed. William McGuire. "Return to the Simple Life," DU, vol. 1 (Zurich, May 1941).
  • 18.
    Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. The Transcendent Function (1916).
  • 19.
    Our blight is ideologies—they are the long-expected Antichrist!
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 11, para. 778, ed. William McGuire (1958). The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (1954).
  • 20.
    Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 9, para. 129, ed. William McGuire (1958). Psychology and Religion (1938).
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