Tori naki sato no koumori.
Bat in island without birds.
Meaning: People of only limited ability can succeed when surrounded by those who are even less able than themselves. Japanese Proverb (via kushandwizdom) quotelounge)
“Perhaps nothing in Christianity or Buddhism is as venerable as their art of teaching even the lowliest how to place themselves through piety in an illusory higher order of things, and thus maintain their contentment with the real order.”
—F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, §61 (excerpt).