Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

— 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

 

The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

— 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

— Carl Jung

 

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

— Carl Jung

 

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

— Carl Jung

 

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

 

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

— Carl Jung

 

There is no birth of consciousness without pain.

— Carl Jung

 

The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.

— Carl Jung

 

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.

— Carl Jung

 

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

— Carl Jung

 

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

— Carl Jung

 

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

— Carl Jung

 

The man who promises everything is sure to fulfill nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises and is already on the road to perdition.

— 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

 

A human being would certainly not grow to be seventy or eighty years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning.

— Carl Jung

 

The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images.

— Carl Jung

 

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

 

We are in a far better position to observe instincts in animals or in primitives than in ourselves. This is due to the fact that we have grown accustomed to scrutinizing our own actions and to seek rational explanations for them.

— Carl Jung

 

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learned to bear its ills without being overcome by them.

— Carl Jung

 

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