217: Above the Vulgar Herd.

A love for and knowledge of literature and the arts is of little practical advantage in the modern world and may even, by raising suspicion that its owner considers himself, in Gaisford’s phrase, “elevated above the vulgar herd,” turn out to be an actual disadvantage.

(Bernard Knox, The Oldest Dead White European Males and Other Reflections on the Classics. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993, p. 73).

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217: Above the Vulgar Herd.