Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyesand calls it his pride.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 87, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 73 (1886).)
Hospitality still survives among foreigners, although it is buried under false pride among the poorest Americans.
(Jane Addams (1860-1935), U.S. social worker and social reformer. Twenty Years at Hull-House, ch. 11 (1910).
Addams was the founding director of Hull-House, a pioneer "settlement house" in a poor Chicago neighborhood populated largely by immigrants from Italian and Bohemian peasant backgrounds.)