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Frances G. Wickes

  • Often we hate in others the thing which we fear in ourselves; or we hate because the other person raises to our consciousness some fault or inadequacy which we would prefer to have remain unconscious, and therefore without power to disturb our self-complacency.

  • ... no one can accomplish the inner release of another person. Freedom can be offered but it must also be accepted in order for it to 'take.'

  • ... success is not a matter of circumstance, but of power to meet circumstance.

  • Psychological adulthood is by no means a universal attainment.

  • So the dream is continually reminding us of the part which our conscious is forgetting. It does not speak with any absolute authority; it simply gives a true picture of a situation which exists in the unconscious. It speaks truth; but not, as some persons believe, the truth. It shows the other side.

  • To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backwards.

  • Without intuition there would be no vision of future possibilities.

  • We must recognize that the reality of another's fear is not to be estimated by our own attitude toward the object of the fear, but by the attitude of the person who fears. It is the fear, not the object, which is the reality.

  • Our general attitude toward life and our attitude toward sexuality cannot be separated. We cannot choose where we will build strongly and where we will disregard, for all the threads interweave to make the human pattern.

  • Emotions are far harder things to understand than algebra and geometry, yet we spend hours in elucidating mathematics and expect such a problem as that of human relationships to solve itself.

Frances G. Wickes, U.S. writer, Jungian psychologist

(1875 - 1967)

Full name: Frances Gillespy Wickes.