What is the meaning of [What is the good of a sundial in the shade?]

A sundial tells the time only when the sun is shining upon it. If it is placed
where the sun cannot reach it, it will never tell the time. The moral is that
talents should not be hidden. Benjamin Franklin wrote:

> Hide not your talents, they for use were made.
> What’s a sun –dial in the Shade?

##### See also:

* Hide not your light under a bushel