April 20, 2013
Words Of Wisdom

The Roman Emperor Diocletian abdicated the throne after ruling twenty years. He absconded to Croatia and grew a garden. His co-ruler, Maximian, sent an ambassador to beg him to return to power. Diocletian refused. “If you could show the cabbage that I planted with my own hands to your emperor, he definitely wouldn’t dare suggest that I replace the peace and happiness of this place with the storms of a never-satisfied greed.” I think those are among the wisest words ever spoken.

Grow cabbage. Don’t try to rule the world.


Posted by OHollern at April 20, 2013 02:39 PM
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Ah, cabbages and kings, together at last! And now, finally, we live in a Lewis Carroll world, on the wrong side of the looking glass.

Very crankily yours,
The New York Crank

Posted by: The New York Crank on April 21, 2013 6:05 PM
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