40 Inspirational Carl Jung quotes for life

 C. G. Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion; archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, literature, and related fields. He was a prolific writer, many of whose works were not published until after his death. Here are some inspirational Carl Jung quotes that will motivate your life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”

“Shame is a soul eating emotion.”

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“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.”

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.”

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

“Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted…”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Nobody, as long as he moves among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.”

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

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

“Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort. They are found-given-by experience.”

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“Man cannot stand a meaningless life.”

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

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

“The creative mind plays with the object it loves.”

“What we do not make conscious emerges later as fate.”

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