Carl Jung

1875 - 1961

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on fear, projects, and understanding

Because the European does not know his own unconscious, he does not understand the East and projects it into everything he fears and despises in himself.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on mankind, prophets, and stupidity

The wise man who is not heeded is counted a fool, and the fool who proclaims the general folly first and loudest passes for a prophet and Führer, and sometimes it is luckily the other way round as well, or else mankind would long since have perished of stupidity.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on spirituality and yoga

Yoga in Mayfair or Fifth Avenue, or in any other place which is on the telephone, is a spiritual fake.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Psychological Commentaries on 'The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation' (1954)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on birth, creativity, debt, fantasy, imagination, play, and work

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we to play of imagination is incalculable.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on danger, evil, order, and promises

The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: After the Catastrophe, 1945

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on sanity

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

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on education, good, hypocrisy, injustice, learning, love, men, neighbors, people, respect, tolerance, understanding, and violence

If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on sentimentality

Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on balance, darkness, happiness, justice, life, meaning, and patience

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. 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 to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on museums

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The heaping together of paintings by Old Masters in museums is a catastrophe; likewise, a collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Civilization in Transition (1934)

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