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Rudolf Steiner Quotes (continued)

"The world fires us when we paint. Behind the sense world are not atoms and molecules, but spiritual beings...what emerges in painting is the restoration of the supersensible, a revelation in our spatial environment and, from outside space, the spiritual world penetrating us -- the world in which we find ourselves between falling asleep and awakening."
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RUDOLF STEINER

"...regardless of how much people contemplate getting rid of criminality in the world by means of outer institutions and arrangements, for human souls in the future, true redemption -- the true transformation of evil into good -- will happen when art permeates human souls and hearts with a spiritual substance."
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RUDOLF STEINER

"Good human beings are those who are able to enter with their own souls into the soul of another. Fundamentally, all morality, all true morality, depends on this ability to enter with one's own soul into the soul of another. Without morality it is impossible to maintain a real social configuration of humankind on Earth."
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RUDOLF STEINER 

"Seek the truly practical life, but seek it in such a way that you do not become blind to the spirit working in it. Seek the spirit, but do not seek it out of spiritual greed, but rather seek it because you wish to selflessly apply it in the practical life in the spiritual world."
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RUDOLF STEINER

"For human morality on earth depends upon the interest one man takes in another, upon the capability to see into the other man. Those who have the gift of understanding other human beings will receive from this understanding the impulse for a social life imbued with true morality."
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RUDOLF STEINER

"One should not ask what does a person need to know and be able to do for the existing Social order, but rather what gifts does a person possess and how may these be developed. Then it will be possible to bring to society new forces each succeeding generation. Then the social order will be alive with that which fully developed individuals bring with them into life, rather than that each succeeding generation be made to conform to an existing social organization."
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RUDOLF STEINER

"Out of the courage of the fighters, Out of the blood of battles, Out of the grief of the bereaved, Out of the peoples' deeds of sacrifice, There shall arise spirit fruit, If only souls, in spirit-mindfulness, will reach out to the spirits' realm."
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RUDOLF STEINER

"We must eradicate from the soul all fear and terror of what comes towards Man, out of the future. We must acquire serenity in all feelings and sensations about the future. We must look forward with absolute equanimity to everything that may come. And we must think only that whatever comes is given to us by a world-directive full of wisdom. It is part of what we must learn in this age, namely, to live out of pure trust, without any security in existence - trust in the ever-present help of the spiritual world. Truly, nothing else will do if our courage is not to fail us. And let us seek the awakening from within ourselves, every morning and every evening."

--RUDOLF STEINER

"Let there be no mistake about it - as long as the dealings of Europeans and Americans with Asia are confined to purely economic and industrial interests, so long will there be distrust in the hearts of Asiatics. People may talk as much as they like about . . . the desirability of ending wars . . . a great war will break out between the East and the West, in spite of all disarmament conferences, if the people of Asia cannot perceive something that flows over to them from the Spirit of the West. Western spirituality can shine over to Asia and if it does, Asia will be able to trust it, because with their own inherent, though somewhat decadent spirituality, the Asiatic peoples will be able to understand what it means."
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RUDOLF STEINER

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