But true genius seeks to defend us from itself.
True genius will not impoverish, but will liberate,
and add new senses."
If a wise man should appear in our village he would create,
in those who conversed with him, a new consciousness of wealth,
by opening their eyes to unobserved advantages;
he would establish a sense of immovable equality,
calm us with assurances that we could not be cheated;
as every one would discern the checks and guaranties of condition.
The rich would see their mistakes__ and poverty,
the poor their escapes and their resources.