The world knows Carl Jung as the brilliant psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded the discipline of analytical psychology.
Jung believed the quality of our lives was related to the meaning we give to events, things, people and experiences.
Even though he was a psychologist, his work was spent exploring other areas, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, sociology, as well as literature and the arts. Jung coined the terms “introvert” and “extrovert”.
Here are 17 Carl Jung quotes to help you find yourself.
1. “The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.”
2. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.”
3. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead to an understanding of ourselves.”
4. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
5. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
6. “It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.”
7. “To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.”
8. “Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”
9. “I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way.”
10. “The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.”
11. “I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.”
12. “I regret many follies which sprang from my obstinacy; but without that trait, I would not have reached my goal.”
13. “Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”
14. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
15. “If a man knows more than others, he becomes lonely.”
16. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
17. “We don’t so much solve our problems as we outgrow them. We add capacities and experiences that eventually make us bigger than the problems.”