You're growling, poodle! Animal squealings 1230 Hardly suit the exalted feelings Filling my soul to overflowing. We're used to people ridiculing What they hardly understand, Grumbling at the good and the beautiful— It makes them so uncomfortable! Do dogs now emulate mankind?
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The man of understanding finds everything laughable.
Where the light is brightest, the shadows are deepest.
It is not easy in this world for one person to understand the next one.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
I'm glad that I am not young in so thoroughly finished a world.