Carl Gustav Jung quotes

Who is Carl Gustav Jung?

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and disciple of Sigmund Freud. Together with Freud and Adolf Adler, Jung is considered one of the fathers of Western psychology.

Carl Gustav Jung books

Carl Gustav Jung quotes

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

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 Memories, Dreams, Reflections

“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

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

Carl Gustav Jung

“Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted.”

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Carl Gustav Jung

“Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Carl Gustav Jung The Philosophical Tree

“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.”

Carl Gustav Jung Modern Man in Search of a Soul

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. They seek position, marriage, reputation, outward success of money, and remain unhappy and neurotic even when they have attained what they were seeking. Such people are usually confined within too narrow a spiritual horizon. Their life has not sufficient content, sufficient meaning. If they are enabled to develop into more spacious personalities, the neurosis generally disappears.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“In each of us there is another whom we do not know.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.”

Carl Gustav Jung

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

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

“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 Gustav Jung

“Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.”

Carl Gustav Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections

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

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Carl Gustav Jung

“One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it, is the invention of good games and it cannot be done by men out of touch with their instinctive selves.”

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Carl Gustav Jung

“Shame is a soul-eating emotion.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.”

Carl Gustav Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections

“The bigger the crowd, the more negligible the individual.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“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.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.”

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 Gustav Jung

“The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of the parents.”

Carl Gustav 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

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Carl Gustav Jung

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Carl Gustav Jung

“The world will ask you who you are, and if you don't know, the world will tell you.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“There's no coming to consciousness without pain.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”

Carl Gustav 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 Gustav Jung

“Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally short-sighted age thinks only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations.”

Carl Gustav Jung The Undiscovered Self

“Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally short-sighted age thinks only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations…”

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Carl Gustav Jung

“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”

Carl Gustav Jung Modern Man in Search of a Soul

“We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“What you resist, persists.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“Whatever is born or done this moment has the qualities of this moment in time.”

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Carl Gustav Jung

“When an inner situation is not made conscious it appears outside as fate.”

Carl Gustav 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

“Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.”

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Carl Gustav Jung

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“Your vision becomes clear when you look inside your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”

Carl Gustav Jung