Carl Gustav Jung Quotes

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.

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

Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?

The more intelligent and cultured a man is, the more subtly he can humbug himself.

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.

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

Man needs difficulties. They are necessary for health.

Because the European does not know his own unconscious, he does not understand the East and projects it into everything he fears and despises in himself.

Whenever the collective unconscious becomes a living experience and is brought to bear upon the conscious outlook of an age, the event is a creative act which is of importance to everyone living in that age. A work of art is produced that contains what may truthfully be called a message to generations of men.