Saturday, May 15, 2010
This is a painting of Diogenes, the famous Greek who was purported to carry a lamp around in the daylight, "looking for an honest man." He shunned wealth and materialistic objects, slept in a tub in the city, and harassed Plato during his lectures. He has been described as a "Socrates gone mad."
There are many famous quotes from Diogenes, but this one in particular hits home to me:
"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."