The honest knowledgeable person knows that he does not know all that much

The honest knower always knows less than the not so honest one. The honest knower always pretends to be far less clever than the one who flippantly contrives some alleged all-embracing knowledge for other people.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 273 – Das Faust-Problem / Die romantische und die klassische Walpurgisnacht – Dornach, January 18, 1919 (page 222)

Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger

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