In ordinary everyday life in the physical world, moral impulses speak with great certainty from inner depths, even to the simplest human souls, the most uneducated. And many highly educated people, even those who are philosophers or scientists, can be shamed in the presence of a simple personality who may not be knowledgeable, and yet from the depths of his soul can fulfill sacrificial acts of true human love in the most difficult situations. The usual common knowledge, outer physical knowledge, certainly does not have to go to the depths from which moral impulses originate, those impulses from which morality must be established.
Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 62 – Ergebnisse der Geistesforschung – Berlin, April 3, 1913 (page 423)
Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger
Previously posted on November 1, 2017