Carl Jung quotes

By | 23.05.2022

We don’t get wounded alone and we don’t heal alone. Carl Jung

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

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment. Carl Jung

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves. Carl Jung quotes

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

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. 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 Jung

Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do. But there are times when the clown we call “I” behaves in such a distracting fashion that the inner voice cannot make its presence felt. Carl 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

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. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. Carl Jung

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

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

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. Carl Jung

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung

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

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. Carl Jung

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

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

In each of us there is another whom we do not know. Carl Jung

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Carl 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

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown. Carl Jung

The urge to become what one is is invincibly strong, and you can always count on it, but that does not mean that things will necessarily turn out positively. If you are not interested in your own fate, the unconscious is. Carl Jung

The word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung

As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will experience it and carry it through. The change must indeed begin with an individual; it might be any one of us. Nobody can afford to look round and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself. Carl Jung

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

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

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. Carl Jung

Man is not a machine that can be remodelled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind. Carl Jung

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. Carl Jung

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

Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious. Carl Jung

The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. Carl Jung

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

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more. Carl 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

Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. Carl 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, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. Carl Jung

The rational attitude which permits us to declare objective values as valid at all is not the work of the individual subject, but the product of human history. Carl Gustav Jung

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. Carl Jung

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

Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge. Carl Jung

To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is. Carl Jung

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

The highest, most decisive experience is to be alone with one’s own self. You must be alone to find out what supports you, when you find that you can not support yourself. Only this experience can give you an indestructible foundation. Carl Jung

There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotions. Carl Jung

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

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung

Looking outwards has got to be turned into looking into oneself. Discovering yourself provides you with all you are, were meant to be, and all you are living from and for. Carl Jung

I don’t aspire to be a good man. I aspire to be a whole man. Carl Jung

A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence; understood it becomes a living experience. Carl Jung

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. Carl Jung

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

The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results. Carl Jung

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose. Carl Jung

We don’t so much solve our problems as we outgrow them. We add capacities and experiences that eventually make us bigger than the problems. Carl Jung

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

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. Carl Jung

Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know but need to know. Learn from them. Carl 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 Jung

Nothing is possible without love … For love puts one in a mood to risk everything. Carl Jung

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