16 of the most powerful quotes from Carl Jung

Carl Jung was among the deepest philosophical thinkers of the modern era. He examined many aspects of the self, trying to better understand the human experience.

Jung thought we were all spiritual beings, not simply a flesh and blood vessel experiencing the universe for no reason.

These are some of our favorite, most profound quotes of his…

“If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back.”

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

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

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

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

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

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

“Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.”

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

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