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What Would Socrates Say?

What Would Socrates Say?

August 8, 2010
Posted in: Dogs | Reading Time: 2 minutes

I came home the other day and found Juno had done a little light reading. So I asked her what she learned.

"The unexamined book is not worth reading. But it sure is worth chewing."

It's true that I hadn't really read the book and it was officially 'unexamined.'  But I'm pretty sure Socrates didn't say quite those words.

"Thou shall live to chew, not chew to live."
"Princess, that's deep!"

Hmmm. That sounds like Socrates, but I'm pretty sure that's not quite right either.

"How about this:  Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. "

Leave it to the Sibe to twist a great philosopher's words to get her out of her masticatroy mischief.

"Princess,  are you sure he didn't mean 'reading' other men's writings, not 'eating' other men's writings?"
"Doofus, the only true wisdom is in me knowing that you know nothing."

Now she's just showing off.

As I began to chew her out for her chew-out, she came back with sound Socratic logic:

"Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love."

Don't think that philosophy is going to get you out of the deep trouble you're in young lady! Chewing my book is so not a token of love!

 "Life contains but two tragedies.
One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it

 Well, at least she learned something.





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18 comments on “What Would Socrates Say?”

  1. Wow, how philosophical of you Juno. The last book we "read" was Bill Grahams" autobiography. Now that room is off limits.

    Too bad our Dad does not read very much lately or we would be honored to join your book club.

    Remy and Flash

  2. Isn't it obvious what she was doing? Ya hear it all the time from the bipeds -
    "Eat your words"

    jack a-roo & miss moo

    PS - hope they were yummy!

  3. I think she was just trying to REALLY absorb all that wisdom by ingesting it, not just reading it.


  4. It's pretty impressive that Juno is into philosophy like that. I think that she was quoting Socrates' dog. That might be where the confusion comes in.

    wags, Lola

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