(...) our life should observe a happy medium between the ways of a sage and the ways of the world at large; all men should admire it, but they should understand it also.
Let men find that we are unlike the common herd, if they look closely. If they visit us at home, they should admire us, rather than our household appointments.
Seneca L. A. "Ad Lucilium epistulae morales" n. 5