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Philosopher dish

“Knowledge: the taste is bitter at first, but in the end sweeter than honey. Good health [to the owner].”

Samanid epigraphic bowl. Samarqand. 11th century.

Quotation: Thomas Aquinus

“Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.”

Quotation: Epicurus (341 – 270 BCE)

“Against other things it is possible to obtain security, but when it comes to death we human beings all live in an unwalled city.”