"One should be able to say to himself: `I live in this or that epoch. I am not human in the full sense of the word if I give myself over to chance. Chance has deposited me in earthly life through birth. But to give myself up to chance as far as my consciousness is concerned would simply be to abandon myself to karma. I am only human, in the full sense of being human, if I take account of what the historical development of humanity asks from my soul life, belonging as I do to this particular epoch.'"
Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience