Literary Birthday – 26 July – Carl Jung

Carl Jung was born 26 July 1875, and died 6 June 1961.


  1. Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
  2. We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself … We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil.
  3. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
  4. 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.
  5. Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
  6. In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order
  7. Recognition of the reality of evil necessarily relativises the good, and the evil likewise, converting both into halves of a paradoxical whole.
  8. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
  9. All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
  10. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychotherapist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. He proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. He wrote many books on psychology. His memoir is called Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 26th July 2013