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Carl Jung Quotes On Love, Shadow, and Live

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Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, was a pioneer in the world of psychology.

Born on July 26, 1875, Jung’s work has had a profound impact on fields such as psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.

He is best known for his theories on the structure of the human psyche, including concepts such as the collective unconscious, archetypes, and psychological complexes.

In this article, we inquire into the wisdom encapsulated in Jung’s quotes, focusing particularly on his thoughts about love, the shadow self, and life.

His quotes are not just pieces of wisdom but also tools for introspection and self-discovery.

List of 100 Carl Jung Quotes On Love, Shadow, and Live:Carl Jung Quotes On Love

#1 “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”

#2 “Sensation tell us a thing is. Thinking tell us what it is this thing is. Feeling tells us what this thing is to us.”

#3 “Every mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother and every mother extends backwards into her mother and forwards into her daughter.”

#4 “When you succeed in awakening the Kundalini, so that it starts to move out of its mere potentiality, you necessarily start a world which is totally different from our world. It is the world of eternity.”

#5 “One book opens another.”

#6 “Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say.”

#7 “If you cannot understand why someone did something, look at the consequences—and infer the motivation.”

#8 “Much of the evil in this world is due to the fact that man, in general, is hopelessly unconscious.”

#9 “Everyone is in love with his own ideas.”

#10 “Fanaticism is always a sign of repressed doubt”Carl Gustav Jung

#11 “Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.”

#12 “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”

#13 “The doctor is effective only when he himself is affected. Only the wounded physician heals”

#14 “What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.”

#15 “Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living.”

#16 “I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole.”

#17 “There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.”

#18 “As a child, I felt myself to be alone, and I am still because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part, do not want to know.”

#19 “Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence.”

#20 “Nature has no use for the plea that one ‘did not know.’”carl jung quotes shadow

#21 “The life that I could still live, I should live, and the thoughts that I could still think, I should think.”

#22 “For two personalities to meet is like mixing two chemical substances: if there is any combination at all, both are transformed.”

#23 “One who looks outside, dreams. One who looks inside, awakens.”

#24 “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 be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.”

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

#26 “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

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

#28 “In each of us there is another whom we do not know.”

#29 “The true leader is always led.”

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

#31 “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

#32 “Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.”

#33 “In such doubtful matters, where you have to work as a pioneer, you must be able to put some trust in your intuition and follow your feeling even at the risk of going wrong.”

#34 “One of the main functions of organized religion is to protect people against a direct experience of God.”

#35 “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.”

#36 “If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”

#37 “Psychological or spiritual development always requires a greater capacity for anxiety and ambiguity.”

#38 “The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.”

#39 “Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”

#40 “My whole being was seeking for something still unknown which might confer meaning upon the banality of life.”

#41 “Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries.”

#42 “Astrology is assured of recognition from psychology, without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.”

#43 “Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality.”

#44 “I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.”

#45 “The secret is that only that which can destroy itself is truly alive.”

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

#47 “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”

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

#49 “The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories.”

#50 “People don’t have ideas. Ideas have people.”

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

#52 “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.”

#53 “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.”

#54 “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. ”

#55 “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.”

#56 “The fool is the precursor to the savior.”

#57 “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”

#58 “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 in which we are born.”

#59 “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”

#60 “What you resist, persists”

#61 “Thinking is difficult; that’s why most people judge.”

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

#63 “Whatever we look at, and however we look at it, we see only through our own eyes.”

#64 “I don’t aspire to be a good man. I aspire to be a whole man.”

#65 “If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.”

#66 “The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.”

#67 “Man cannot stand a meaningless life.”

#68 “The majority of my patients consisted not of believers but of those who had lost their faith.”

#69 “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.”

#70 “I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.”

#71 “Real liberation comes not from glossing over or repressing painful states of feeling, but only from experiencing them to the full.”

#72 “The gods have become our diseases.”

#73 “Find out what a person fears most and that is where he will develop next.”

#74 “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.”

#75 “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. ”

#76 “We have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions.”

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

#78 “Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.”

#79 “Life is a battleground. It always has been, and always will be; and if it were not so, existence would come to an end.”

#80 “Shame is a soul eating emotion.”

#81 “Words are animals, alive with a will of their own”

#82 “Creative power is mightier than its possessor.”

#83 “We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”

#84 “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. ”

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

#86 “Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.”

#87 “For better to come, good must stand aside.”

#88 “Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason.”

#89 “When an inner situation is not made conscious it appears outside as fate.”

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

#91 “When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow.”

#92 “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.”

#93 “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

#94 “The bigger the crowd, the more negligible the individual becomes.”

#95 “The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.”

#96 “A creative person has little power over his own life. He is not free. He is captive and driven by his daimon.”

#97 “Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.”

#98 “Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”

#99 “Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.”

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


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