On gratefulness

Although praise in a reasonable man means little, this doesn’t mean you should be outwardly disputatious toward those who are proud of you and care to see you succeed. Take equal care to appreciate those who show you and your projects love and support. Do this by loving them and understanding them. You’re not indulging in their praise by doing this—you’re returning to them what is rightfully theirs: the love and appreciation they so generously gave to you.