Carl Jung

1875 - 1961

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on love, creativity, and creation

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on condemnation

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

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on currents

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

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on truth, convictions, self, philosophy, consciousness, awareness, and self-knowledge

We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them. Upon one's own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends one's ultimate interpretation of the facts. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about one's subjective principles. As the man is, so will be his ultimate truth.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Jung on synchronicity

Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on ancestors, answers, life, questions, and soul

Moreover, my ancestors' souls are sustained by the atmosphere of the house, since I answer for them the questions that their lives once left behind.  I carve out rough answers as best I can.  I have even drawn them on the walls.  It is as if a silent, greater family, stretching down the centuries, were peopling the house.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: The Earth Has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C.G. Jung

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on age, prejudiced, truth, condemn, history, and learns

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced, and today we think this more than ever and are just as wrong as all previous ages that thought so. How often have we not seen the truth condemned! It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle (1960) p. 5

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on pretend, understand, world, intellect apprehend, feeling judgment, intellect, half, truth, honest, understanding, and inadequacy

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
[Variant translation: We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.]

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Psychological Types, or, The Psychology of Individuation (1921) Conclusion, p. 628

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on human, existence, kindle, light, meaning, dark, darkness, and being

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
[this quote also appears in Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Chapter 9, p. 28]

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1963) p. 326

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on emotion, conscious, dark, darkness, light, transform, transformation, apathy, and movement

Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Psychological Aspects of the Modern Archetype (1938)

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