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Freedom of will is the ability to do
gladly that which I must do.

   

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.

      
There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. 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.
  
An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
  
  
I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. They seek position, marriage, reputation, outward success of money, and remain unhappy and neurotic even when they have attained what they were seeking. Such people are usually confined within too narrow a spiritual horizon. Their life has not sufficient content, sufficient meaning. If they are enabled to develop into more spacious personalities, the neurosis generally disappears.
   

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
  
   
It is often tragic to see how blatantly one bungles one's own life and the lives of others yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in him- or herself, and how one continually feeds it and keeps it going.

     

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment
and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.

   

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Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him
or her its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes
necessary for one to sacrifice happiness and everything that
makes life worth living for the ordinary human being.

   

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of
the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must,
if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.

   

Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to
birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

   
    
Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychotherapist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious.  His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, literature, and related fields.

Individuation is the central concept of analytical psychology.  Jung considered individuation, the psychological process of integrating the opposites, including the conscious with the unconscious while still maintaining their relative autonomy, to be the central process of human development.

Jung saw the human psyche as "by nature religious", and made this religiousness the focus of his explorations.  Jung is one of the best known contemporary contributors to dream analysis and symbolization.

Though he was a practicing clinician and considered himself to be a scientist, much of his life's work was spent exploring tangential areas, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, and sociology, as well as literature and the arts. His interest in philosophy and the occult led many to view him as a mystic.

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