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Insights from C. G. Jung

Carl Gustav Jung is a towering figure in psychology, whose contributions have broadened our comprehension of the human psyche and its influence on various disciplines. His concepts like the collective unconscious and archetypes invite us to delve into our shared humanity and personal introspection. His work compels us towards self-discovery and finding purpose.

Reflecting on Jung’s quotes leads us on a journey of self-awareness. This blog offers a curated selection of quotes from “The Collected Works of C.G. Jung” and his notable expressions, with Traditional Chinese translations, uncovering universal truths. These insights affirm his lasting impact and the ongoing significance of his ideas.

We’ll now explore Jung’s wisdom, which navigates the complex maze of the human psyche. For thoughts and interpretations, contact jung@selfology.co.

Quotes from “The Collected Works of C.G. Jung”:

“The paradox is one of our most valued spiritual possessions.”


“What is it, in the end, that induces a man to go his own way and to rise out of unconscious identity with the mass… It is what is commonly called vocation.”


“Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light and see ourselves whole and complete.”


“Expressionism in art prophetically anticipated this subjective development, for all art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness.”


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


“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”


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


“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.”


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


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


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


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


General Quotes by Carl Jung:


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


“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”


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


“The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.”


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