20 carl jung quotes

20 Revolutionary Carl Jung Quotes

Who Is C.G. Jung?

Carl Jung, in full Carl Gustav Jung, (born July 26, 1875, Kesswil, Switzerland—died June 6, 1961, Küsnacht), Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology, in some aspects a response to Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personalityarchetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religionliterature, and related fields.”

Read more about him in the Encyclopedia Britannica in which the above quotation was taken, it gives an excellent birds-eye view of his philosophy. Also, another excellent resource is Simply Psychology if you’re interested in exploring the various schools of thought Jung interacts with.

Jung Quotations


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


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


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


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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


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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  


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


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


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“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” 
– Carl Jung


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“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.”
– Carl Jung


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“Shame is a soul eating emotion.”
– Carl Jung


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