Charles Caleb Colton Quote
We submit to the society of those that can inform us, but we seek the society of those whom we can inform. And men of genius ought not to be chagrined if they see themselves neglected. For when we communicate knowledge, we are raised in our own estimation; but when we receive it, we are lowered.
Remarks on the Talents of Lord Byron and the Tendencies of Don Juan (ed. 1823)