Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Source: Psychology and Religion (1938)
Contributed by: Zaady
There is rarely a creative man who does not have to pay a high price for the divine spark of his great gifts . . . the human element is frequently bled for the benefit of the creative element.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Man needs difficulties. They are necessary for health.
Source: The Transcendent Function (1916)
The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved butonly outgrown.
Source: Recalled on his death 6 Jun 61
Our blight is ideologies - they are the long-expected Antichrist!
Source: Psychological Commentaries on 'The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation' (1954)
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.
Source: After the Catastrophe (1945)
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.
Source: The Stages of Life, 1930
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.
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