Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
A man is reputed to have thought and eloquence; he cannot, for all that, say a word to his cousin or his uncle. They accuse his silence with as much reason as they would blame the insignificance of a dial in the shade. In the sun it will mark the hour. Among those who enjoy his thought, he will regain his tongue.
Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle (ed. 1841)