There are no ordinary cats.
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.
What could be more ordinary than the cypress tree which the monk passes each day as he meditates? Is it this everyday, ordinary thing which is to be for him the embodiment of enlightenment? But then that’s exactly the point: it is the everyday thing, the paradox of everyday life, which becomes the magic window, […]
I’m just an ordinary goddamn American and I talk for all the ordinary goddamn Americans, the butcher and bakers and plumbers I know these people; I know what they think.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
A man of piety complained to the Baalshem, saying: “I have laboured hard and long in the service of the Lord, and yet I have received no improvement. I am stil an ordinary and ignorant person.” The Baalshem answered: “You have gained the realization that you are ordinary and ignorant, and this in itself is […]
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Down to earth.
I’m an ordinary figure in these democratic states, A pathetic demonstration of hereditary traits. As the children of the cops possess the flattest kind of feet And the daughter of a floosy has a wiggle to her seat, My position at the bottom of society I owe To the qualities my parents bequeathed me long […]
We have been looking for the burning bush, the parting of the sea, the bellowing voice from heaven. Instead we should be looking at the ordinary day-to -day events in our lives for evidence of the miraculous.