Carl Jung

(1875-1961 / Kesswil)

Carl Jung Quotes

  • ''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).
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  • ''Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. The Transcendent Function (1916).
  • ''Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 10, para. 540, ed. William McGuire (1964). The Undiscovered Self, ch. 4 (1957).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 9, pt. 2, para. 429, ed. William McGuire (1959). Aion (1951).
  • ''In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. "Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious," vol. 9, pt. 1, Collected Works, ed. William McGuire (1959).
  • ''Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 9, pt. 1, par. 227, ed. William McGuire (1959). Concerning Rebirth (1940).
  • ''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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