Quotes by Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung


Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming. Carl Jung

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. Carl Jung
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The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. Carl Jung

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung
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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 meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Carl Jung

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

Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness. Carl Jung

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone knows nowadays that people 'have complexes'. What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us. Carl 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 Jung

Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. Carl Jung

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


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