If you were to think more deeply about death, then it would be truly strange...– Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1936-37 diaries
It is said that when Plato was an infant, some bees settled on his lips when he was asleep, indicating that he would become famous for his honeyed words. The same is said of Sophocles, Pindar, St. Ambrose, St. Chrysostom, and others. “And as when Plato did i’ the cradle thrive. Bees to his lips brought honey from their hive” - William Browne
If Sharks Were Men
“If sharks were men,” Mr. Keuner was asked by his landlady’s little girl, “would they be nicer to the little fishes?” “Certainly,” he said. “If sharks were men, they would build enormous boxes in the ocean for the little fish, with all kinds of food inside, both vegetable and animal. They would take care that the boxes always had fresh water, and in...