Pearls of Thought: Words of Wisdom: A Selection of Quotations

Pearls of Thought: Words of Wisdom: A Selection of Quotations

by Rudolf Steiner


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Like pearls in the oyster, pearls of thought are easily overlooked. Lying hidden in texts, they keep their light under a bushel, serving the greater framework and context. But if we draw them out they begin to shine, revealing their translucent facets and intrinsic harmony. In this meditative treasure, the editor has harvested and threaded together such pearls from Rudolf Steiner's books, creating new textures and striking panoramas. Dynamic constellations of thought arise, allowing us unusual and surprising access to Steiner's spiritual and philosophical thinking, in contrast to the prevailing view that meaning arises only in context, these self-sufficient verbal universes show us that the opposite can also be true. The pearls of thought in this compact pocket book acquire enhanced meaning in isolation, mysteriously becoming independent of the thoughts and phrases that precede or follow them. This collection of quotations, free of jargon or technical terminology, is accessible to all readers interested in developing a meaningful understanding of the human being's place in the world and cosmos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855844131
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Publication date: 09/28/2015
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

About This Book 1

1 Before anything else can be grasped, thinking itself must be 7

2 The world's content of ideas is founded on itself 15

3 We do not act because we should but because we have the will to 19

4 A consciously knowing being cannot be unfree 24

5 To err is to be human 28

6 Overcoming our sensory nature through the spirit is the goal of art and science 32

7 Nothing actually sunders itself from the rest of the world 36

8 The source of morality is spiritual pleasure in what we ourselves engender 41

9 We can only find nature outside us if we first know it within us 43

10 Outer freedom in social interaction depends upon the inner freedom of each individual 49

11 On occasion truth is destined to sound paradoxical in relation to contemporary realities 52

12 With our I, you see, we are quite alone 55

Bibliography 59

GA Page References 62

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