THE THREE APPEALS
stand outside the world and look inside the hearts of men. I see more than I
saw when I was a man among them. Had I then looked as deep into my own heart
as I now look into theirs, I should have seen the hearts of my fellow beings
reflected in my own, for we differ from one another as one insect differs
from another. There are differences between insects.
I look into your hearts, O men! and this is
what I see: Ideals and hypocrisy, self-interest and altruism, hunger and
Shall I, in offering advice, appeal to your ideals, your
self-interest, or your hunger? The opposite three would never spur you to
action along the lines I would have you spurred.