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 holds him or herself to be far less intelligent 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

Previously posted on December 8, 2016