So with the famous monarchs of the mind. They terrify you with their authority.... How royal is their gesture, how incomparable their technique!
There is, however, no need for alarm. Pluck up your heart, approach a little nearer, and what do you find; that they have human wishes and weaknesses like yourself. You may discover that Kant smoked, played billiards and had a fancy for candied fruit. The discovery at once renders him less awe-inspiring.