When he is among those who do not understand, nothing will shake his reserve on these truths. What else can such a man do but give only the surface of himself, only a part of his knowledge to them? If they are too insensitive to feel the subtle presence that he feels, and too self-enclosed to be interested in it, he can at least keep it from being profaned by sceptical remarks or sneering criticisms. The humble, who are not developed enough to understand but are willing to give their faith, may share his treasure to a limited extent; but the arrogant, who are too educated or too earthy to understand, may not. He is not hiding behind a mask--for he can still be sincere in all his talk or traffic with them--rather, he is keeping back his deepest self from full free expression.
-- Notebooks Category 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind > Chapter 3: The Sage > # 423