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date: 05 June 2023

Carl Gustav Jung 1875–1961
Swiss psychologist 

  1. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no universal recipe for living.
    ‘The Aims of Psychotherapy’ (1931) in The Practice of Psychotherapy (1966)
  2. The contents of the personal unconscious are chiefly the feeling-toned complexes…The contents of the collective unconscious, on the other hand, are known as archetypes.
    Eranos Jahrbuch (1934)
  3. A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
    Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1962) ch. 9
  4. 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) ch. 11
  5. Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
    Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1962) ch. 12
  6. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
    Modern Man in Search of a Soul (1933)
  7. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life's morning.
    The Stages of Life (1930)
  8. Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
    ‘The Transcendent Function’ (1916) para. 143, in The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche (1960)
  9. If there is anything that 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.
    ‘Vom Werden der Persönlichkeit’ (1932)
  10. The sea is like music. It has all the dreams of the soul within itself and sounds them over.
    letter to Emma Jung, 22 September 1909
  11. Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
    letter to Kendig B. Cully, 25 September 1931; Letters vol. 1 (1973)
  12. The healthy man does not torture others—generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
    in Du May 1941
  13. I do not believe…I know.
    L. van der Post Jung and the Story of our Time (1976)
  14. Nothing has a stronger influence on their children than the unlived lives of their parents.
    attributed; in Boston Magazine June 1978