Found this in the email.
I gaze at the brilliant full moon. The same one, I think to myself, at
which Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato gazed. Suddenly, I imagine they
appear beside me.
I tell Socrates about the national debate over one’s right to die and
wonder at the constancy of the human condition.
I tell Plato that I live in the country that has come closest to Utopia
and I show him a copy of the Constitution.
I tell Aristotle that we have found many more than four basic elements
and I show him a periodic table.
Then I get a box of kitchen matches and strike one. They gasp with
We spend the rest of the night lighting farts.
“We should behave to our friends as we
would wish our friends to behave to us.”
“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” – Aristotle, http://www.bquot.es/s/1503
is the beginning of
There is only one way
to avoid criticism:
and be nothing.
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