If anyone upholds something which contradicts the belief of those who, in their arrogance, suppose they have reached the summit of earthly wisdom, he is looked on as a visionary, a dreamer, if nothing worse. That is the contemporary form of inquisition in our parts of the world.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 58 – Metamorphoses of the Soul – Paths of Experience Vol. 1 – Lecture II – Munich, 5th December 1909
Translated by Charles Davy and Christian von Arnim
Previously posted on May 29, 2014