For a young person…

“For a young person, it is almost a sin, or at least a danger, to be too preoccupied with himself; but for the ageing person, it is a duty and a necessity to devote serious attention to himself.”
— C. G. Jung

 

About a third…

” About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.”
— C. G. Jung

Taking it in…

“Taking it in its deepest sense, the shadow is the invisible saurian tail that man still drags behind him. Carefully amputated, it becomes the healing serpent of the mysteries. Only monkeys parade with it.” — C. G. Jung

 

There is good reason for…

“There is good reason for supposing that the archetypes are the unconscious images of the instincts themselves, in other words, that they are patterns of instinctual behavior.” — C. G. Jung

Real liberation…

“Real liberation comes not from glossing over or repressing painful states of feeling, but only from experiencing them to the full.”
— C. G. Jung

The mirror does…

 
“The mirror does not flatter, it faithfully shows whatever looks into it; namely, the face we never show to the world because we cover it with the persona, the mask of the actor.” — C. G. Jung

People will do…

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.” — C. G. Jung

It is a fact…

” It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.”
— C. G. Jung

That I feed …

“That I feed the hungry, forgive an insult, and love my enemy…. these are great virtues.  But what if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of the offenders…are all within me, and that I should stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I am the enemy who must be loved?  What then?” — C. G. Jung

Men are rarely…

“Men are rarely split off from sexuality because it is too evident for them, but what they lack is Eros, the relational function.” — C. G. Jung