Plato is my friend — Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is truth.
God knows; I won't be an Oxford don anyhow. I'll be a poet, a writer, a dramatist. Somehow or other I'll be famous, and if not famous, I'll be notorious. Or perhaps I'll lead the life of pleasure for a time and then—who knows?—rest and do nothing. What does Plato say is the highest end that man can attain here below? To sit down and contemplate the good. Perhaps that will be the end of me too.
Reply to his friend and contemporary David Hunter-Blair who asked him what his real ambition was, in about 1878.
To Do is to be... Plato said that.... To Be is to do.. Aristotle said that... Shoo-be-do-be do...Sinatra, baby!
Plato is boring.
On the Genealogy of Morality
Hacker model resembles Plato's Academy, where students were not regarded as targets for knowledge transmission, but were referred to as companions in learning - central task was to strengthen the learners' ability to pose problems, develop lines of thought, and present criticism.
The Hacker Ethic
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Otto von Bismarck
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Sirens of Titan
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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