Jesus said, “Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him.”
Jesus said, “No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him.”
Jesus said, “A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden.”
The Gospel of Thomas
Therefore when one is making the Tao his business, those who arealso pursuing it, agree with him in it, and those who are making the manifestation of its course their object agree with him in that; while even those who are failing in both these things agree with him where they fail.
Hence, those with whom he agrees as to the Tao have the happiness of attaining to it; those with whom he agrees as to its manifestation have the happiness of attaining to it; and those with whom he agrees in their failure have also the happiness of attaining (to the Tao).
(But) when there is not faith sufficient (on his part), a want of faith (in him) ensues (on the part of the others).
Tao Te Ching
Something more there must be in it than lies on the surface, some hidden kernel of life which has nourished those who have drawn from it their inspiration.