Quotes – Carl Jung

Carl Jung

(26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961), often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the collective unconscious, archetypes, and extroversion and introversion. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies. He was a prolific writer, though many of his works were not published until after his death.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves” Carl Jung

“There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.” Carl Jung

“The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.” Carl Jung

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” Carl Jung

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

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

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

“About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.” Carl Jung

“We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.” Carl Jung

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.” 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