Other beings, surely, may possess an intellect that differs from ours, and produces different results, without therefore being inferior. And besides, are we, even in this little human parish of ours, such infallible judges of matters that pertain to the spirit?

―Maurice Materlinck, The Life of the Bee (1901)



2 thoughts on “Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (6)

  1. We most certainly are–far too much I think. With animals and nature especially, and even people ‘different’ from ourselves–if they do things in a way WE don’t understand or can’t appreciate and not in the way we value, they’re treated as stupid or inferior, rather than making any attempt to understand that there could well be something new to learn there.

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