Shakespeare, Measure for measure

But your talents don’t belong to you alone, and you mustn’t waste them by keeping them to yourself.

Heaven uses us the way we use a torch—not to shine for itself, but to shed light onto the world. If we don’t use our talents in the world, it would be the same as if we didn’t have those talents at all. People are given certain natures to accomplish certain things. Mother Nature doesn’t lend you even a smidgen of talent without expecting you to pay her back—with interest and gratitude.

But here I am talking to someone who could instruct me!