You can take away a man's gods, but only to give himothers in return.
Man needs difficulties they are necessary for health
Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being. Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us.
He who looks outside his own heart DREAMS, he who looks inside his own heart AWAKENS.
You can exert no influence if you are not susceptible toinfluence.
We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology
Science is the tool of the Western mind and with it more doors can be opened than with bare hands. It is part and parcel of our knowledge and obscures our insight only when it holds that the understanding given by it is the only kind there is.
Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.
It is indeed time for the clergyman and the psychotherapist to join forces
Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
Error is just as important a condition of life as truth
Because the European does not know his own unconscious, he does not understand the East and projects it into everything he fears and despises in himself
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgement of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, as must, if it be honest, also come an understanding of its inadequacy.
In the end, man is an event which cannot judge itself, but, for better or worse, is left to the judgment of others.
Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood
I could not say I believe. I know I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.
God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way.
To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful.
The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good not only dark but also light, not only bestial, semi-human, and demonic but superhuman, spiritual, and in the classical sense of the word, Adivine.
A scream is always just that-a noise and not music.
Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one's own being
The life of man is a dubious experiment. It is a tremendous phenomenon only in numerical terms. Individually, it is so fleeting, so insufficient, that it is literally a miracle that anything can exist and develop at all.