Carl Jung’s Top Ten One-Liners

Continuing in the Top Ten template mold, here are ten of what I think are the best single sentences that Carl Jung wrote or spoke.


Note that none are attributed to a source; this is continuing another trend, of putting quotations out on the Internet without any clue to as to where they came from. These could all be fake quotations. Come to think of it, I will make up one of these top ten quotes. Guess which one?


Now maybe there can be a new Carl Jung quote circulating on the web: I was getting tired of the same old quotes. Un-sourced Jung quotes are everywhere — Beware.




Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.




It is only when one looks deep within one’s soul that it is possible to find true meaning.




A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.




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




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




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




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




There is no coming to consciousness without pain.




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




Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.



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