No Axe To Grind

Hesse remains my favorite author of all times. Here is one of the many lines from his writings that put me in an immediate trance.

“He had thought more than other men, and in matters of intellect, he had that calm objectivity,that certainty of thought and knowledge, such as only really intellectual men have, who have no axe to grind, who never wish to shine, or to talk others down, or to appear always in the right.”

From Hesse’s Steppenwolf
– page 9.