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Inspiring Carl Jung Quotes

  • Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.
  • The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
  • Everything that irritates us about others can lead to an understanding of ourselves.
  • The capacity for directed thinking I call intellect; the capacity for passive or undirected thinking I call intellectual intuition.
  • Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.
  • You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.
  • Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
  • Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence.
  • Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
  • Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries.
  • I don’t aspire to be a good man. I aspire to be a whole man.
  • Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know but need to know. Learn from them.
  • 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.
  • Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellecthas struggled with in vain.
  • 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.
  • To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can.
  • Nothing is possible without love … For love puts one in a mood to risk everything.
  • For better to come, good must stand aside.
  • The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
  • Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
  • It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
  • We don’t get wounded alone and we don’t heal alone.
  • The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
  • I regret many follies which sprang from my obstinacy; but without that trait I would not have reached my goal.
  • The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
  • Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
  • Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
  • We cannot change anything unless we accept it.
  • You always become the thing you fight the most.
  • 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.
  • Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.
  • We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
  • A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence; understood it becomes a living experience.
  • Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
  • Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?
  • If a man knows more than others, he becomes lonely.
  • VOCATUS ATQUE NON VOCATUS DEUS ADERIT.
  • In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
  • Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted.
  • The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
  • The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
  • I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.
  • Do not compare, do not measure. No other way is like yours. All other ways deceive and tempt you. You must fulfill the way that is in you.
  • Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.
  • Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.
  • Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
  • I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
  • Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
  • Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
  • It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves.
  • Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
  • The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire
  • Life calls not for perfection, but for completeness.
  • 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.
  • A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life.
  • A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
  • We are not what happened to us, we are what we wish to become.
  • Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
  • In each of us there is another whom we do not know.
  • There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotions.
  • 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.
  • As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
  • The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.
  • The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
  • 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.
  • The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
  • That which we do not confront in ourselves we will meet as fate.
  • The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
  • There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
  • The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering.
  • To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.
  • One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
  • Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
  • People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.
  • Wisdom accepts that all things have two sides
  • The word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
  • No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.
  • The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
  • Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
  • We don’t really heal anything; we simply let it go.