Lightly disguised insults

At Miletus, the people aren’t stupid.  But they always seem to do the things that stupid people would do. (Nicomachean Ethics – Aristotle quoting)

Of mice and women

It makes sense that any man who is a criminal or a coward, will be reborn as a woman. Timaeus – Plato   (photo of Annie Smith Peck – mountaineer and author.)

Elephant love

“Some animals express their passion vividly.  Others are almost like humans and more sensitive about it.  Aristophanes of Alexandria loved a flower girl.  But so did an elephant.  Every day as the elephant went through the market it would bring her what fruit it had taken.  The animal would stand next to her for many… Continue reading Elephant love