Present academic institutions will, at best, produce men who are more educated, but not wiser. Two traits are compatible with each other and two are not. Wisdom is not compatible with stupidity, but erudition is highly compatible with great stupidity.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 353 – Die Geschichte der Menschheit und die Weltanschauungen der Kulturvölker – Dornach, March 8, 1924 (page 56-57)

Anonymous translator