Quotes by Carl Jung


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




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



You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.

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.



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




I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

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


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

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.

Author : Carl Gustav Jung


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