“It is good for a man sometimes to hide his graces: some talents are best improved by being laid up: Moses had more glory by his veil than by his face. Christian modesty teaches a wise man, not to expose himself to the fairest shew, and to live at the utmost pitch of his strength.
“There is many a rich store laid up in the bowels of the earth, many a fair pearl laid up in the bosom of the sea, that never was seen nor ever shall be.”
“There is many a goodly star, which, because of height, comes not within our account…”
–Bishop Hall, “Contemplations,” Book iv, the Veil of Moses