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Karl Jung

1875-1961 ,  Swiss psychiatrist
Karl JungSwiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology, in some aspects a response to Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis.
Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extroverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, literature, and related fields.

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One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.

Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back.

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.

Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

What you resist, persists.

We may think that we fully control ourselves. However, a friend can easily reveal something about us that we have absolutely no idea about.

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.

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

There's no coming to consciousness without pain.

We cannot change anything unless we accept it.

The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

The secret is that only that which can destroy itself is truly alive.

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

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.

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.

To be normal is the ultimate aim of the unsuccessful.

The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire.


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