Carl Jung

(1875-1961 / Kesswil)

Carl Jung Quotes

  • ''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).
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  • ''Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, ch. 12 (1962).
  • ''A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. Memories, Dreams, Reflections, ch. 9 (1962).
  • ''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).
  • ''If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 14, para. 147, ed. William McGuire (1963). Mysterium Coniunctionis (1955-56).
  • ''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.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 17, ed. William McGuire (1954). On the Development of Personality (1934).
  • ''Where love reigns, there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking. The one is but the shadow of the other.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. (Revised 1926 and 1943). On the Psychology of th Unconscious (1917), repr. In Collected Works, vol. 7, ed. William McGuire (1953).
  • ''Yoga in Mayfair or Fifth Avenue, or in any other place which is on the telephone, is a spiritual fake.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 11, ed. William McGuire (1958). Psychological Commentaries on "The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation," (written 1939, published 1954).
  • ''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).
  • ''Because the European does not know his own unconscious, he does not understand the East and projects into it everything he fears and despises in himself.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. Included in Jung's Collected Works, vol. 18, ed. William McGuire. R.J. Van Helsdingen, Beelden uit het onbewuste, foreword (1957).

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