Sunday, May 21, 2006

Happy Birthday, Plato!

Some Platonic wisdom from the man celebrating his 2,434th birthday today.

For the President of the United States:

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”

“Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.” (are you listening, NSA?)

For the Democratic Leadership:

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” (are you listening, Nancy?)

“In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.”

Join us tomorrow for punch and pie as we celebrate the 5/22/1859 birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer and creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes, who once said, "I feel that there is reason lurking in you somewhere, so we will patiently grope round for it." Happy Birthday, Artie.

1 comment:

Joe Tornatore said...

good quotes, wish I'd thought of that.