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Carl Gustav Jung Quotes

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"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."

"We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses."

"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."

"I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God."

"If there is anything 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."
Change

"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child."

"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain."

"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."
Science

"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism."

"The brain is viewed as an appendage of the genital glands."

"Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness."

"How indeed? He copes, like everybody else, as well as he can, that's all. And it's usually deplorably enough."

"Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose."

"The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown."

"Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering."

"Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious."

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

"Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble."

"Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other."

"In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am."

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