Humbleness

A Quote by Kakuzo Okakura on teaism, life, appreciation, humbleness, japan, and spirit

Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves, are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others.

Kakuzo Okakura (1862 - 1913)

Source: The Book of Tea

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by Kakuzo Okakura on teaism, life, appreciation, humbleness, japan, and spirit

Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.

Kakuzo Okakura (1862 - 1913)

Source: The Book of Tea

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by Kakuzo Okakura on teaism, life, appreciation, humbleness, details, japan, and spirit

For life is an expression, our unconscious actions the constant betrayal of our innermost thought. Perhaps we reveal ourselves too much in small things because we have so little of the great to conceal. The tiny incidents of daily rouitine are as much a commentary of racial ideas as the highest flight of philosophy or poetry.

Kakuzo Okakura (1862 - 1913)

Source: The Book of Tea

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on humbleness, influence, and inspiring

  ... [He] is not famous. It may be that he never will be. It may be that when his life at last comes to an end he will leave no more trace of his sojourn on earth than a stone thrown into a river leaves on the surface of the water. But it may be that the way of life that he has chosen for himself and the peculiar strength and sweetness of his character may have an ever-growing influence over his fellow men so that, long after his death perhaps, it may be realized that there lived in this age a very remarkable creature.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Razor's Edge

Contributed by: RicardoJ

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