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“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
C.G. Jung
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
C.G. Jung
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“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 Gustav Jung
“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.”
Carl Gustav Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections
“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
C.G. Jung
“There's no coming to consciousness without pain.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”
Carl Jung
“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“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 darkness conscious.”
Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy
“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“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. ”
Carl G. Jung
“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”
C.G. Jung
“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 Gustav Jung
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“Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”
Carl Gustav Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
“Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“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.”
C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
“The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.”
Carl Gustav Jung
“The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life. That I feed the hungry, that I forgive an insult, that I love my enemy in the name of Christ -- all these are undoubtedly great virtues. What I do unto the least of my brethren, that I do unto Christ. But what if I should discover that the least among them all, the poorest of all the beggars, the most impudent of all the offenders, the very enemy himself -- that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness -- that I myself am the enemy who must be loved -- what then? As a rule, the Christian's attitude is then reversed; there is no longer any question of love or long-suffering; we say to the brother within us "Raca," and condemn and rage against ourselves. We hide it from the world; we refuse to admit ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves.”
C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections
“Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognize your madness and welcome it in a friendly manner? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be feared, but instead you should give it life...If you want to find paths, you should also not spurn madness, since it makes up such a great part of your nature...Be glad that you can recognize it, for you will thus avoid becoming its victim. Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical. Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life.”
C.G. Jung, The Red Book: A Reader's Edition

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