Servant/Alarm Clock/Education

Just as a man servant (or even an alarm clock) can be trained to awaken a much cleverer man than himself, so a person much inferior in cleverness, or even in goodness, can educate someone who has greater possibilities than he.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 93 – The Study of Man: Lecture XI – Stuttgart, 2nd September 1919

Translated by Daphne Harwood & Helen Fox

Previously posted on May 21, 2014