It is true that the differences of evolutionary grades must be respected. It is true that the mass of people are children spiritually. But it is also true that children can be taught something and led a few steps onward however low their grade. Moreover, we live in times when the old evil forces are so active only because they feel the approach of new and good ones.
-- Notebooks Category 20: What Is Philosophy? > Chapter 2: Its Contemporary Influence > # 19