Our egoism gains nothing from deeds of love — but the world all the more. Occultism says: Love is for the world what the sun is for external life. No soul could thrive if love departed from the world. Love is the “moral” sun of the world.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 143 – LOVE AND ITS MEANING IN THE WORLD – Zurich, 17th December, 1912
Translated by D. S. O. and E. F. and S. Derry