Ancient Greeks: Diogenes of Sinope on Wise Leaders and Advisers
Wise kings generally have wise counselors;
and he must be a wise man himself who is
capable of distinguishing one.
“Diogenes of Sinope, (born c. 404 bce—died c. 323 bce), was a Greek Cynic philosopher best known for holding a lantern (or candle) to the faces of the citizens of Athens claiming he was searching for an honest man. He was most likely a student of the philosopher Antisthenes (445-365 BCE) and, in the words of Plato (allegedly), was ‘A Socrates gone mad.’ He was driven into exile from his native city of Sinope for defacing currency (though some sources say it was his father who committed the crime and Diogenes simply followed him into exile).” ~ Ancient History Encyclopedia
Human nature has not changed over the millennia. The question is, do we learn from history?
Projection 101: It takes one to know one. We must be familiar with a certain quality in order to identify it in someone else.
That’s one of my thoughts. Care to share what you are thinking?
Ancient Greek Wisdom