Thinking and manual work

I know that I would not have acquired the insights which I today represent with full responsibility for the world, if I had solely worked with the head and not performed my whole life what is commonly known as handwork, because working with the hands, after all, also has a certain effect on the human being.  The so-called headwork alone, which only occupies the intellect, does not reach the spirit.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 333 – Gedankenfreiheit und soziale Kräfte – Stuttgart, December 19, 1919 (page 102)

Anonymous translator

Previously posted on October 12, 2016