Alleged “Top Ten Carl Jung Quotes” (with ten photos!)

The internet is full of quotes attributed to Carl Jung. At least this site gives the source (at least the book, though not the page). And the photos add a nice touch.

Wherever an inferiority complex exists, there is a good reason for it.”
—Interview, 1943

“The great problems of life—sexuality, of course, among others—are always related to the primordial images of the collective unconscious. These images are really balancing or compensating factors which correspond with the problems life presents in actuality. This is not to be marveled at, since these images are deposits representing the accumulated experience of thousands of years of struggle for adaptation and existence.”
—Psychological Types, 1923

“The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not—which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams.”

—Psychology and Alchemy, 1953

“The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens into that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was a conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.”

—The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man, 1934

“Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
—The Psychology of the Unconscious, 1943

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.”
—Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1962

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”

—Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1962

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

—Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1962

“If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.”
—Two Essays on Analytical Psychology: New Paths in Psychology, 1912

“We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself . . . We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil.”

—BBC interview, 1959


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