Carl Jung quotes

Born
26 July 1875 Kesswil, Thurgau, Switzerland.

Died
6 June 1961.

Occupation
Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst.

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology.

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
– Carl Jung
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
– Carl Jung
A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
– Carl Jung
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
– Carl Jung
The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
– Carl Jung
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.
– Carl Jung
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
– Carl Jung
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.
– Carl Jung
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
– Carl Jung
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.
– Carl Jung
There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum.
– Carl Jung
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
– Carl Jung
The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
– Carl Jung
Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.
– Carl Jung
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
– Carl Jung
A psychoneurosis must be understood, ultimately, as the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning.
– Carl Jung
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
– Carl Jung
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
– Carl Jung
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
– 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
It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
– Carl Jung
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
– Carl Jung
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
– Carl Jung
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
A ‘scream’ is always just that – a noise and not music.
– Carl Jung
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
– Carl Jung
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
– Carl Jung
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
– Carl Jung
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
– Carl Jung
There is no birth of consciousness without pain.
– Carl Jung
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
– Carl Jung
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
– Carl Jung
The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.
– Carl Jung