60 Carl Jung Quotes About Life, Love, & Dreams

Carl Jung, in full Carl Gustav Jung, was a renowned psychologist and psychiatrist from Switzerland who was the founder of analytic psychology. He stands as one of the most influential minds of the 20th century known for his groundbreaking concepts that reshaped modern psychology. Explore the best collection of Carl Jung quotes about life, love, dreams, darkness, and more that will change your perception of the human mind.

C.G. Jung’s legacy is firmly rooted in his contributions to the field of psychology, such as the concept of the collective unconscious, archetypes, and personality types. These psychological concepts have become the cornerstone of understanding human behavior.

His belief in the deep connection between dreams and unconscious thoughts was a significant part of his work.

Furthermore, his research on the significance of dreams has opened doors for countless individuals to better understand themselves and reflect on their inner thoughts.

In addition to this, Jung also introduced the concepts of “introvert” and “extrovert” personality types. His work has been influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, psychology, literature, philosophy, and the study of religion.

Apart from being a brilliant psychotherapist, Jung has authored many books. Some of his popular books include “Memories, Dreams, Reflections,” “Man and His Symbols,” and “Psychological Types.”

These famous quotes by Carl Jung will give you a better understanding of yourself and the human soul.

Top 10 Carl Jung Quotes

  1. “Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.” — Carl Jung                                                                           

    Carl Jung Quotes
    Carl Jung Quotes
  2. “In each of us there is another whom we do not know.” — Carl Jung                                                                

    Quotes By Carl Jung
    Quotes By Carl Jung
  3. “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” — Carl Jung                                                                  
    Quotes From Carl Jung
    Quotes From Carl Jung


  4. Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” — Carl Jung                                                  

    Best Carl Jung Quotes
    Best Carl Jung Quotes
  5. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung                                                     

    Famous Carl Jung Quotes
    Famous Carl Jung Quotes
  6. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung          

    Carl Jung Quotes On Personality
    Carl Jung Quotes On Personality
  7. “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.” — Carl Jung       
    Carl Jung Sayings
    Carl Jung Sayings


  8. “We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” — Carl Jung
  9. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.” — Carl Jung
  10. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” — Carl Jung

Best Quotes Of Carl Jung 

  1. “There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” — Carl Jung
  2. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” — Carl Jung
  3. “I don’t aspire to be a good man. I aspire to be a whole man.” — Carl Jung
  4. “Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.” — Carl Jung
  5. “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.” — Carl Jung
  6. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” — Carl Jung
  7. “How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.” — Carl Jung
  8. “Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries.” — Carl Jung
  9. “My friends, it is wise to nourish the soul, otherwise you will breed dragons and devils in your heart.” — C.G. Jung
  10. “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” — Carl Jung
  11. “A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence; understood it becomes a living experience.” — Carl Jung
  12. “Healing comes only from that which leads the patient beyond himself and beyond his entanglements with ego….” — Carl Jung
  13. “Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.” — Carl Jung
  14. “Persona, the mask or image we present to the world. Designed to make a particular impression on others, while concealing our true nature.” — Carl Jung
  15. “Looking outwards has got to be turned into looking into oneself. Discovering yourself provides you with all you are, were meant to be, and all you are living from and for.” — Carl Jung

Famous Quotes By Carl Jung 

  1. “We cannot change anything unless we accept it.” — Carl Jung
  2. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” — Carl Jung
  3. “The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.” — Carl Jung
  4. “To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.” — Carl Jung
  5. “Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.” — Carl Jung
  6. “The world will ask who you are, and if you do not know, the world will tell you.” — Carl Jung
  7. “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” — Carl Jung
  8. “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.” — Carl Jung
  9. “This whole creation is essentially subjective, and the dream is the theater where the dreamer is at once scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic.” — Carl Jung
  10. 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.” — Carl Jung

Carl Jung’s Quotes On Love & Life

  1. “It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves.” — Carl Jung
  2. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.” — Carl Jung
  3. “The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.” — Carl Jung
  4. “The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.” — Carl Jung
  5. “Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence.” — Carl Jung
  6. “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” — Carl Jung
  7. “The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.” — Carl Jung
  8. “Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.” — Carl Jung
  9. “Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.” — Carl Jung
  10. “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.” — Carl Jung

Carl Jung Quotes On Success

  1. “For better to come, good must stand aside.” — Carl Jung
  2. “In order to know the light, we must first experience the darkness.” — Carl Jung
  3. “No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” — Carl Jung
  4. “The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.” — Carl Jung
  5. “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.” — Carl Jung
  6. “To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can.” — Carl Jung
  7. “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.” — Carl Jung 
  8. “The shadow personifies everything that the subject refuses to acknowledge about himself and yet is always thrusting itself upon him directly or indirectly.” — Carl Jung
  9. “Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.” — Carl Jung
  10. “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.” — Carl Jung

More Carl Jung Quotes

  1. “I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.” — Carl Jung
  2. “The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” — Carl Jung
  3. “A man’s hatred is always concentrated upon that which makes him conscious of his bad qualities.” — Carl Jung
  4. “The capacity for directed thinking I call intellect; the capacity for passive or undirected thinking I call intellectual intuition.” — Carl Jung
  5. “The growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and… each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement.” — Carl Jung


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