Homer, while being humorous and all around entertaining, is able to connect with people of all levels. From simple to scholar, he has something to say for everyone. Sometimes you just have to read into it.
I like Kahil Gibran. "Verily all things move within your being in constant half embrace, the desired and the dreaded, the repugnant and the cherished, the pursued and that which you would escape...as lights and shadows...thus your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom.