To engage all of oneself. . . . Most people, as you know, engage only the feeblest part of themselves in life, a ridiculously tiny part of their being, like those wealthy misers who will spend only the interest their income earns. A saint doesn’t live on the interest of his income, or even on his income; he lives on his capital, he gives all of his soul. In this, he differs also from the sage who hides inside his wisdom the way a snail hides inside his shell, seeking to find refuge there.
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