Carl Gustav Jung quotes

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung

 

 

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

 

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
― C.G. Jung

 

 

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

 

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
― C.G. Jung

 

 

“There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
― Carl Jung

 

 

“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”
― Carl Jung

 

 

“Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not. ”
― Carl G. Jung

 

 

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”
― C.G. Jung

 

 

“Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life. That I feed the hungry, that I forgive an insult, that I love my enemy in the name of Christ — all these are undoubtedly great virtues. What I do unto the least of my brethren, that I do unto Christ. But what if I should discover that the least among them all, the poorest of all the beggars, the most impudent of all the offenders, the very enemy himself — that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness — that I myself am the enemy who must be loved — what then? As a rule, the Christian’s attitude is then reversed; there is no longer any question of love or long-suffering; we say to the brother within us “Raca,” and condemn and rage against ourselves. We hide it from the world; we refuse to admit ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves.”
― C.G. Jung

 

 

“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.”
― C.G. Jung

 

 

“Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.”
― Carl Jung

 

 

“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.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.”
― C.G. Jung

 

 

“An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“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.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

“Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.”
― C.G. Jung

 

 

“It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted…”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Sensation tell us a thing is.
Thinking tell us what it is this thing is.
Feeling tells us what this thing is to us.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
― Carl G. Jung

 

 

“I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole.”
― Carl Jung

 

 

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“…anyone who attempts to do both, to adjust to his group and at the same time pursue his individual goal, becomes neurotic.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

 

“Deep down, below the surface of the average man’s conscience, he hears a voice whispering, “There is something not right,” no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or moral code.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― Carl Jung

 

 

“There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion”
― Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

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