Total errors are not so harmful as half- or quarter-truths

It is a fact that in real life, total errors are not so harmful as half- or quarter-truths. Total errors are soon seen through, whereas half- and quarter-truths mislead people. They live with them, these partial truths become a pan of life and cause the most horrible devastation.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 193 – The Ahrimanic Deception – Zurich, October 27, 1919

Translated by M. Cotterell / Revised by William Riggens

Previously posted on October 29, 2012