Every philosophy is a foreground philosophy — that is a hermit’s judgment: “There is something arbitrary in his stopping here to look back and look around, in his not digging deeper here but laying his...
She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance – a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well−informed mind is to come with an inability of administering...
Elizabeth had never been more at a loss to make her feelings appear what they were not. It was necessary to laugh, when she would rather have cried.
Of what is concealed can also be revealed.
Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.
Baxter knows a lot more than I do, I told her.Yes, said Baxter, but I will never tell people all of it.
Men employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.
Just as some people may conceal their own sinfulness thus seeming better than the norm, others expose their own sinfulness thus seeming worse than the norm.
I imagine that the intelligent people are the ones so intelligent that they don’t even need or want to look ‘intelligent’ anymore.
This man had something to hide, some shame in his past, and those with a past can always be bought.
It is axiomatic that the attempt to become a Sufi through a desire for personal power as normally understood will not succeed.
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