Many people have surely heard about Freud, Pavlov, Skinner, and Maslow, but only a few people know who Carl Jung is. But, it is never too late to learn.
Carl Jung was a philosopher who taught about people and how they communicate with each other. Today we are going to honor him with 18 of his most famous quotes.
If you like them, feel free to check up his work about the unconscious mind and the many theories on social interaction. In the meanwhile, enjoy his wisdom.
#1 “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
#2 “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
#3 “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.”
#4 “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic is alcohol, morphine or idealism.”
#5 “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”
#6 “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
#7 The terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
#8 “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
#9 “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”
#10 “Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not. ”
#11 “There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.”
#12 “The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.”
#13 “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
#14 “Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.”
#15 “Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.”
#16 “In all chaos, there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”
#17 “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
#18 “Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”