Thursday, August 30, 2012

Socrates Barefoot in the Winter

"There was a severe frost, for the winter in that region is really tremendous, and everybody else either remained indoors, or if they went out had on an amazing quantity of clothes, and were well shod, and had their feet swathed in felt and fleeces: in the midst of this, Socrates with his bare feet on the ice and in his ordinary dress marched better than the other soldiers who had shoes, and they looked daggers at him because he seemed to despise them."
 ~ Plato, Symposium

(Socrates, like Diogenes, was known for always being barefoot.)

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