Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
More quotes by Samuel Butler
If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
More quotes about Wisdom
As a thinker and planner the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man, savage or civilized!
A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
Dharma is what the Buddha taught. It is the way of understanding and love-how to understand, how to love, how to make understanding and love into real things.
You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one’s clothes.