Saturday, 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 and rule the world.

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