Carl Jung Quotes

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You can take away a man's gods, but only to give him others in return.
Carl Jung (The Undiscovered Self, 1958)
A "scream" is always just that - a noise and not music.
Carl Jung
Beauty does not indeed lie in things, but in the feeling that we give to them.
Carl Jung (The Psychology of the Unconscious, 1943)
The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
Carl Jung
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
Carl Jung
The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
Carl Jung (Return to the Simple Life, 1941)
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
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 Jung (Aion, 1951)
Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
Carl Jung
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Carl Jung
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Carl Jung
Only a few individuals succeed in throwing off mythology in a time of a certain intellectual supremacy - the mass never frees itself.
Carl Jung (The Psychology of the Unconscious, 1943)
Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being. Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us.
Carl Jung
The dream is a series of images, which are apparently contradictory and nonsensical, but arise in reality from psychologic material which yields a clear meaning.
Carl Jung (The Psychology of the Unconscious, 1943)
Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.
Carl Jung
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.
Carl Jung (Psychological Types, 1921)
In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am.
Carl 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 Jung (The Psychology of the Unconscious, 1943)
It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
Carl Jung (After the Catastrophe, 1945)
The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
Carl Jung
The dream arises from a part of the mind unknown to us, but none the less important, and is concerned with the desires for the approaching day.
Carl Jung (The Psychology of the Unconscious, 1943)
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 (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1963)
Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
Carl Jung
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Carl Jung
Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
Carl Jung (Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype, 1938)
The growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and ... each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement.
Carl Jung (Contributions to Analytical Psychology, 1928)
Every civilized human being, whatever his conscious development, is still an archaic man at the deeper levels of his psyche.
Carl Jung (Modern Man in Search of a Soul, 1933)
The word "belief" is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it—I don't need to believe it.
Carl Jung (Interview, 1959)
Even if the whole world were to fall to pieces, the unity of the psyche would never be shattered.
Carl Jung (Civilization in Transition, 1964)
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung (Modern Man in Search of a Soul, 1933)
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Carl Jung Biography

Born: July 26, 1875
Died: June 6, 1961

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher. He is best known for his various works on psychology and is widely considered to be the father of analytic psychology.

Notable Works

Psychology of the Unconscious (1912)
Psychological Types (1921)
Psychology and Alchemy (1952)
Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1963)
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