Carl Jung Quotes

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

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness’s of other people. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Do not compare, do not measure. No other way is like yours. All other ways deceive and tempt you. You must fulfill the way that is in you.

The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.


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

We are not what happened to us, we are what we wish to become.

Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.

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

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

The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire

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

The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.

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

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

If our religion is based on salvation, our chief emotions will be fear and trembling. If our religion is based on wonder, our chief emotion will be gratitude.

The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living?

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.

The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.

To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.

That which we do not confront in ourselves we will meet as fate.


God enters through the wound.

A man likes to believe that he is the master of his soul. But as long as he is unable to control his moods and emotions, or to be conscious of the myriad secret ways in which unconscious factors insinuate themselves into his arrangements and decisions, he is certainly not his own master.

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.

To be normal is the ultimate aim of the unsuccessful.