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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Some Carl Jung Quotations XLIII




It requires no art to become stupid; the whole art lies in extracting wisdom from stupidity. Stupidity is the mother
of the wise, but cleverness never. ~Carl Jung, CW 13, Para 222



The utterances of the heart— unlike those of the discriminating intellect—always relate to the whole. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1719


The heartstrings sing like an Aeolian harp only under the gentle breath of a mood, an intuition, which does not
drown the song but listens. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1719


What the heart hears are the great, all-embracing things of life, the experiences which we do not
arrange ourselves but which happen to us. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1719



What sets one man free is another man’s prison. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 163



Ultimate truth, if there be such a thing, demands the concert of many voices. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1236


But when we penetrate the depths of the soul and when we try to understand its mysterious life, we
shall discern that death is not a meaningless end, the mere vanishing into nothingness—it is
an accomplishment, a ripe fruit on the tree of life. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1705-7


Nor is death an abrupt extinction, but a goal that has been unconsciously lived and worked for during half a
lifetime. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1705-7


But if we listen to the quieter voices of our deeper nature we become aware of the fact that soon after the middle of
our life the soul begins its secret work, getting ready for the departure. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1705-7


Out of the turmoil and error of our life the one precious flower of the spirit begins to unfold, the four-petaled flower of
the immortal light, and even if our mortal consciousness should not be aware of its secret operation, it nevertheless does its
secret work of purification. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1705-7


The development of consciousness is the burden, the suffering, and the blessing of mankind. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking,
Page 248


I try to funnel the fantasies of the unconscious into the conscious mind, not in order
to destroy them but to develop them. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Pages 39-40.


We are awakening a little to the feeling that something is wrong in the world, that our modern
prejudice of overestimating the importance of the intellect and the conscious mind might
be false. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 49.


The great work of art is a product of the time, of the whole world in which the artist is living, and of
the millions of people who surround him, and of the thousands of currents of thought
and the myriad streams of activity which flow around him. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 128



When I see so much refinement and sentiment as I see in America, I look always for an
equal amount of brutality. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 64


“Oh God!” is what we say, irrespective of whether we say it by way of a curse or by way of love. ~Carl Jung,
C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 64.



Religion gives us a rich application for our feelings. It gives meaning to life. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 69.



Without knowing it man is always concerned with God. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 249


When you observe the world you see people, you see houses, you see the sky, you see tangible
objects. But when you observe yourself within, you see moving images, a world of images,
generally known as fantasies. Yet these fantasies are facts. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 302


If people would only take the trouble to turn up the actual writings of the ancient alchemists, they would find a
deep treasure-trove of wisdom, much of which is perfectly applicable to the very events
which are happening in the world today. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 444


After all, what can possibly be more important than the study of how men’s minds work, and have worked in the
past? ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 444



We want simplicity. We are suffering, in our cities, from a need of simple things. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 49.


Alchemy represents the projection of a drama both cosmic and spiritual in laboratory terms. The opus magnum [the great work] had two aims: the rescue of the human soul and the salvation of the cosmos. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 228


It is for this reason that the alchemists believed in the truth of “matter,” because “matter” was
actually their own psychic life. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 228


It is my practical experience that psychological understanding immediately revivifies the essential Christian ideas and fills them with the breath of life. ~Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1666


For the collective unconscious which sends you these dreams already possesses the solution: nothing has been lost from the whole immemorial experience of humanity, every imaginable situation and every solution seem to have been foreseen by the collective unconscious. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Page 231.