The context that Jung says this makes the quote seem a lot less cliche than it does outside of context. Quote in full context. <div><br></div> The alchemists themselves warned us: “Rumpite libros, ne corda vestra rumpantur” (Rend the books, lest your hearts be rent asunder), and this despite their insistence on study. <i>Experience, not books, is what leads to understanding.</i>
Psychology and Alchemy
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