Best Collection of Carl Jung Quotes

Carl Jung, Swiss Psychologist ( July 26, 1875 - June 6, 1961 )

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The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.~Carl Jung

Happy Sad Sadness

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

Teacher Gratitude Child

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.~Carl Jung

Dreams Heart Vision

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

Best Darkness People

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

Meeting Reaction Contact

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.~Carl Jung

Children Parenting Talk

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

Life Happy Patience

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.~Carl Jung

Alcohol Addiction Bad

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

Chaos Secret Order

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

Life Living Shoe

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

Creative Mind Acting

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.~Carl Jung

Fate Situation Outside

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

Wisdom Understanding Lead

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.~Carl Jung

Dreams Outside Inside

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

Light Darkness Purpose

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.~Carl Jung

Science Wine Moment

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

Change Accept Anything

There is no birth of consciousness without pain.~Carl Jung

Pain Birth Without

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.~Carl Jung

Suffering Always

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

Health Man Healthy

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

Love Power Love Is

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

Darkness Evil Help

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.~Carl Jung

Look Themselves Things

Grounded in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages, alchemy formed a bridge: on the one hand into the past, to Gnosticism, and on the other into the future, to the modern psychology of the unconscious.~Carl Jung

Future Past Philosophy

The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.~Carl Jung

Wine Youth Sometimes

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

Evil Others Fact