Carl Jung Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old carl jung quotes, carl jung sayings, and carl jung proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Carl Jung

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

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

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

Carl Jung

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.     

Carl Jung

Healing proceeds from the depths to the heights.     

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

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

Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force.     

Carl Jung

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.     

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

A particular beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.     

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

The separation of psychology from the premises of biology is purely artificial, because the human psyche lives in indissoluble union with the body.     

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.     

Carl Jung

aging people should know that their lives are not mounting and unfolding but that an inexorable inner process forces the contraction of life. For a young person it is almost a sin and certainly a danger to be too much occupied with himself; but for the aging person it is a duty and a necessity to give serious attention to himself.     

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

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

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

The angels are a strange genus, they are precisely what they are and cannot be anything else. They are themselves soul-less beings who represent nothing but the thoughts and intuitions of their Lord.     

Carl Jung

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

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

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

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

The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.     

Carl Jung