Friday, December 18, 2015

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.



Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.  —Proverbs 16:18


Rudolf Steiner:  "It is the very inadequacy of external science and its unreality and illogicality, the way it prides itself on its knowledge and its total unawareness of its deficiencies, that will and must gradually give rise to the noblest reaction within human souls: the longing for the spiritual that is manifesting itself in our time.... The more clearly we are aware that the inner vitality of spiritual life must be enkindled, and the more we become convinced that we have no right to accept from the materialistic thinking of our time anything that is not well grounded in fact, the better it will be."