advice to young philosophers:
express your ideas too clearly. most people think little of what
understand, and venerate what they do not. to be valued, things
be difficult: if they can't understand you, people will think more
highly of you. ...keep them guessing at your meaning, and don't
them a chance to criticize you. many praise without being able to
why. they venerate anything hidden or mysterious, and they praise
because they heard it praised."
-- balthasar gracian,
the art of worldy wisdom (trans.