True, profound knowledge is born out of suffering

Every genuine knowledge is born out of sorrow, of suffering, of grief. True, profound knowledge is never born out of joy. True, profound knowledge is born out of suffering.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 226 –  Man’s Being, His Destiny and World Evolution: Lecture 5 – Kristiania, 20th May 1923

Translated by Erna McArthur

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