On Helping and Harming

Who would harm me envies me. Who would harm the world envies all. The former honors me with his flattering hatred. The latter is a groveling worm beneath my foot, a tyrant in spirit.

Who would help me condescends to me. Who would help the world condescends to all. The former is proud, but perhaps a friend. The latter sees mankind as worms beneath his foot; a tyrant in spirit.


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