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    Carl Jung Quotes

    Swiss psychologist

    Quotes by Carl Jung

    • An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. 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.
    • Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
    • Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.
    • 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.
    • Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
    • 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.
    • The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
    • The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
    • The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
    • We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
    • As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
      "Memories, Dreams, Reflections", 1962
    • The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
      "Modern Man in Search of a Soul"
    • Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
      "On the Psychology of the Unconciousness", 1917
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