A half-truth is worse than a whole error

In life whole errors are in fact less worse than half or quarter truths. A whole error is quickly seen through. Half and quarter truths mislead people, so that they find their way into the lives and cause the most dreadful destructions.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 193 (German) – Zürich 27 oktober 1919 (page 175)


What is conscience?

What is conscience? The result of experiences through different incarnations. Ultimately all knowing, from the highest to the lowest, is the result of experience, it arises on the way of experiences.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 95 (German) – Stuttgart 29 August 1906 (page 74)

One is not possible without the other

The higher worlds are around us. These worlds are not only heavenly worlds, not only worlds of happiness, though paradise and happiness are in them, but they are also worlds that could be terrible for the people, by dangerous facts and creatures. If man wants to obtain knowledge of the greatness and happiness of these worlds, then is nothing else possible than that he also will be introduced to the dangerous, with the fearfulness that they contain. One is not possible without the other.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 56 (German) – Berlin 12 december 1907 (page 143-144)