Carl Jung Quotes on Relationships, Spirituality, Synchronicity, Solitude

The full name Carl Jung is Carl Gustav Jung. He was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Here we have shared Carl Jung quotes on relationships, spirituality, synchronicity, solitude, shadow, soul.

Carl Jung was born on 26 July 1875 in Kesswil, Thurgau, Switzerland, and died on 6 June 1961 in Kusnacht, Zurich, Switzerland. His wife’s name is Emma Marie Rauschenbach.

Carl Jung Quotes

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. -Carl Jung

Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason. -Carl Jung

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. -Carl Jung

Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event. -Carl Jung

The majority of my patients consisted not of believers but of those who had lost their faith. -Carl Jung

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. -Carl Jung

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. -Carl Jung

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Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge. -Carl Jung

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

In each of us, there is another whom we do not know. -Carl Jung

We no longer live on what we have, but on promises, no longer in the present day, but in the darkness of the future, which, we expect, will, at last, bring the proper sunrise. -Carl Jung

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. -Carl Jung

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling. -Carl Jung

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others. -Carl Jung

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The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. -Carl Jung

Explore daily the will of God. -Carl Jung

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. -Carl Jung

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. -Carl Jung

God has become our disease. -Carl Jung

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

It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yet remain totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going. -Carl Jung

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I don’t aspire to be a good man. I aspire to be a whole man. -Carl Jung

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it is honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy. -Carl Jung

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls. -Carl 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 Jung

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

I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. -Carl Jung

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The true leader is always led. -Carl Jung

The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life. -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

With a truly tragic delusion, these theologians fail to see that it is not a matter of proving the existence of the light, but of blind people who do not know that their eyes could see. It is high time we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. It is much more needful to teach people the art of seeing. –Carl Jung

Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort. They are found -given- by experience. -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

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Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day. -Carl Jung

Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being. -Carl Jung

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

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. 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

The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories. -Carl Jung

An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. 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

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

Nobody can fall so low unless he has great depth. If such a thing can happen to a man, it challenges his best and highest on the other side; that is to say, this depth corresponds to a potential height, and the blackest darkness to a hidden light. -Carl Jung

Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living. -Carl Jung

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For better to come, good must stand aside. -Carl Jung

Loneliness does not come from having any 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

If we feel our way into the human secrets of the sick person, the madness also reveals its system, and we recognize in the mental illness merely an exceptional reaction to emotional problems which are not strange to us. -Carl Jung

What you resist, persists. -Carl Jung

Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie. -Carl Jung

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

There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion. -Carl Jung

Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable. -Carl Jung

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

Every Mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother and every mother extends backward into her mother and forwards into her daughter. -Carl Jung

carl jung quotes on spirituality
There’s no coming to consciousness without pain. -Carl Jung

A creative person has little power over his own life. He is not free. He is captive and driven by his daimon. -Carl Jung

Sensation tells us a thing is. Thinking tells us what it is this thing is. Feeling tells us what this thing is to us. -Carl Jung

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

The sight of a child…will arouse certain longings in adult, civilized persons — longings which relate to the unfulfilled desires and needs of those parts of the personality which have been blotted out of the total picture in favor of the adapted persona. -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 fact that a man who goes his own way ends in ruin means nothing… -Carl Jung

 The highest, most decisive experience is to be alone with one’s own self. You must be alone to find out what supports you when you find that you can not support yourself. Only this experience can give you an indestructible foundation. -Carl Jung

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

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Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. -Carl Jung

I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum. I am incapable of determining ultimate worth or worthlessness; I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about. I have no definite convictions – not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation or something I do not know. -Carl Jung

Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do. But there are times when the clown we call “I” behaves in such a distracting fashion that the inner voice cannot make its presence felt. -Carl Jung

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

Deep down, below the surface of the average man’s conscience, he hears a voice whispering, “There is something not right,” no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or moral code. -Carl Jung

If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s. -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

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

carl jung quotes on the soul
Shame is a soul eating emotion. -Carl Jung

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

I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. They seek position, marriage, reputation, outward success or money, and remain unhappy and neurotic even when they have attained what they were seeking. Such people are usually confined within too narrow a spiritual horizon. Their life has not sufficient content, sufficient meaning. If they are enabled to develop into more spacious personalities, the neurosis generally disappears. -Carl Jung

Nobody, as long as he moves among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. -Carl Jung

In all chaos, there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. -Carl Jung

Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. Then it withers away—an ephemeral apparition. When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilizations, we cannot escape the impression of absolute nullity. Yet I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains. -Carl Jung

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We cannot change anything unless we accept it. -Carl Jung

My whole being was seeking something still unknown which might confer meaning upon the banality of life. -Carl Jung

I am looking forward enormously to getting back to the sea again, where the overstimulated psyche can recover in the presence of that infinite peace and spaciousness. -Carl Jung

You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. -Carl Jung

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

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by the integration of the contraries. -Carl Jung

We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life. -Carl Jung

Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted. -Carl Jung

The bigger the crowd, the more negligible the individual. -Carl Jung

To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is. -Carl Jung

I am no longer alone with myself, and I can only artificially recall the scary and beautiful feeling of solitude. This is the shadow side of the fortune of love. -Carl Jung

Words are animals, alive with a will of their own. -Carl Jung

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. -Carl Jung

Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence. -Carl Jung

Be silent and listen. -Carl Jung

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