Sunday, 25 January 2009

Socrates and Diogenes and Plato

Plato once said that Socrates had defined men as "featherless bipeds".
Upon hearing this, Diogenes crawled out of his barrel, bought (or probably stole) a chicken, plucked it, and ran to the Academy, holding it aloft and shouting,
"Behold, Plato! I have brought you a man!"

In response, Plato added "with broad, flat nails" to his definition.

My addenda:

After Sitting Bull killed his first man in battle, he was awarded a White Eagles feather.

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