The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.

— Carl Jung

The most charming Carl Jung quotes that will add value to your life

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

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

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

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Carl Jung quote Thinking is difficult, that's why most p

Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.

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

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If our religion is based on salvation, our chief emotions will be fear and trembling. If our religion is based on wonder, our chief emotion will be gratitude.

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

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Carl Jung quote The shoe that fits one person, pinches a

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

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The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire

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

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VOCATUS ATQUE NON VOCATUS DEUS ADERIT.

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Carl Jung quote Everything that irritates us about other

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

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The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.

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

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Be grateful for your difficulties and challenges, for they hold blessings.

In fact... Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health personal growth, individuation and self-actualisation.

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Carl Jung quote To be normal is the ideal aim of the uns

To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful.

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About Carl Jung

Quotes 804 sayings
Nationality Swiss
Profession Psychiatrist
Birthday 26 July 1875

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. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.

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

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Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.

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Carl Jung quote Loneliness does not come from having no

Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seen important to you.

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Real liberation comes not from glossing over or repressing painful states of feeling, but only from experiencing them to the full.

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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.

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The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.

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Carl Jung quote When you walk with naked feet, how can y

When you walk with naked feet, how can you ever forget the Earth.

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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.

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The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.

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

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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.

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To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.

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

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

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Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.

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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.

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I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.

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At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.

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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.

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

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The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living?

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

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Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living.

Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words.

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

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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.

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Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.

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

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Man cannot stand a meaningless life.

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

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Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

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All fanaticism is repressed doubt.

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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.

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

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

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The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good: not only dark but also light, not only bestial, semihuman, and demonic but superhuman, spiritual, and, in the classical sense of the word, "divine."

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The greater the contrast, the greater the potential.

Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites.

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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.

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The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul.

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