Monday 18 June 2012

Attributed to Socrates by Plato

"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life."

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."

I see the truth of it.

Except... The gobbling up of dainties. WTF is a dainty?

450BC. Nothing changes.

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