"' 'Tis extraordinary that he should have withheld his knowledge so long,' muttered Duncan,
at his elbow.
'It would have been more wonderful had he spoken without a bidding.
No, no; your young white, who gathers his learning from books and can measure what he knows by the page, may conceit that his knowledge, like his legs, outruns that of his father; but where experience is the master, the scholar is made to know the value of years, and respects them accordingly.'"
~The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper~