"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."
"The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced
"There is no coming to consciousness without pain."
"Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below
the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us,
something is out of tune."
"Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch
as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness."
"We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more."
"All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right
have we then to depreciate imagination."
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to
kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."
"Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk."
"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."
"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol
or morphine or idealism."
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding
"Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your
"Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits
on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are
easily snapped off."
"I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among those in the second
half of life - that is to say, over 35 - there has not been one whose problem
in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life."
"If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool."
"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."
"It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves."
"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."
"The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not
between right and wrong."
"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for
living that suits all cases."
"We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to
bear its ills without being overcome by them."
"We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect.
The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth."
"When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as
"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."
"Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?"
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
Written by Famous Author : Carl Jung
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