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Wilhelm Busch: Diverse sayings and citations

Tolerance is good, but not towards the intolerant

Only what we believe do we know for certain

God pulls at one Hand, the devil at both legs

Others' profit is experienced almost as own loss

Fulfilled wishes beget young ones, many like the sows

The root of even the smallest thing lies in the endlessness, thus can never be completely comprehended

The sinner should at least possess self-irony, i.e. everyone

Weakness is distrustful

Others being smarter than we,
pleases only rarely,
but the certainty they are more dopey,
delights us invariably

Laughter, expression of regret, contempt are in their roots intimate relations, commonly created by the soothing feeling of superiority

Whoever wants to observe cannot join the game