Carl Jung’s Wisdom

I happen to love Carl Jung. He has made a difference in my life. I found on the web a list of his most insightful quotes. I would like to share a few of those today.

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

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

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

This one really strikes a chord with me: “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 pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.”

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

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

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

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

“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 of knowledge if he knows what it is not.”

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

from “22 of the Most Insightful Quotes from Carl Jung” by Justin Gammil

4 thoughts on “Carl Jung’s Wisdom”

  1. I came across the list of sayings when I was cleaning out my office to make room for a granddaughter to come stay with us for a time. I’d written the word “Blog” on it. I guess I finally got around to posting it. Yes. Jung taught me a lot, too. I read his writings. It was good to read something he wrote than something about him.

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