We evaluate the services that anyone renders to us according to the value he puts on them, not according to the value they have for us.
Those who know that they are profound strive for clarity. Those who would like to seem profound to the crowd strive for obscurity. For the crowd believes that if it cannot see to the bottom of something it must be profound. It is so timid and dislikes going into the water.
Do not be deceived! The busiest people harbor the greatest weariness, their restlessness is weakness--they no longer have the capacity for waiting and idleness.
Of what is great one must either be silent or speak with greatness. With greatness--that means cynically and with innocence.
The more a person indulges himself the less others are willing to indulge him.