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.