would be only myself who could speak of things in my past
giving them their true form and significance.
see that you have persisted in giving a biography - is it
really necessary or useful? The attempt is bound to be a
failure, because neither you nor anyone else knows anything
at all of my life; it has not been on the surface for men
But why write my biography at all? In my view, a man's value
does not depend on what he learns, or his position or fame,
or what he does, but on what he is and inwardly becomes.