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Carl Jung
July 26, 1875 - June 6, 1961
Nationality: Swiss
Category: Psychologist
Subcategory: Swiss Psychologist

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.


The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.


Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.


The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.


The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.


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.


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.


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


Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.


The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.


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.


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.


If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.


It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.


The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.


A "scream" is always just that - a noise and not music.


Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.


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.


Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.


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


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