This is a list of the most famous quotes of Carl Jung. With his inspirational insights, we hope this would help you see life in a much brighter perspective.
Life calls not for perfection, but for completeness.
It all depends on how we look at things and not how they are in themselves.
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.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate.
The things that seem important to oneself or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away, invite her in offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she has to say.
Every form of addiction is bad. No matter whether the narcotic is alcohol or morphine or idealism.
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
The word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Your perception will become clear only when you can look into your soul.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
What you resist persists
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens up to that primaval cosmic night that was the soul long before there was the conscious ego
Whatever is rejected from the self appears in the world as an event.
We may think that we fully control ourselves. However, a friend can easily reveal something about us that we have absolutely no idea about.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out, also keeps out the joy.
Nobody as long as he moves about the chaotic currents of life is without trouble.
How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow, I must have a dark side also, if I’m to be whole.
The healthy man does not torture others, generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another. There is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
As a child, I felt myself to be alone, and I’m still because I know things that must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of and for the most part, do not want to know.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotions.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the dark conscious.
No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.
Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender triggs that are easily snapped off.
We cannot change anything unless we accept it.
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.
Often, the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
If you’re a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you’ve gained something. It means you have something to give back.
Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal, which robs the second half of life of its partners.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
Between the dreams of night and day, there is not so a great difference.
Your vision will become more clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakes.
Normality is a fine ideal for those who have no imagination.
Man cannot stand a meaningless life.
Life is crazy and meaningful at once.
What we lack is intensity of life.
Life really does begin at 40. Up until then you’re just doing research.
The answer to human life is not to be found within the limits of human life.
The self is not only the center but also the whole circumference which embraces both conscious and unconscious. It is the center of this totality, just as the ego is the center of consciousness.