If not wise, then at least very funny.
Here are some of the funniest bits from "My Apology"
Of all the famous men who ever lived, the one I would most like to have been was Socrates. Not just because he was a great thinker, because I have been known to have some reasonably profound insights myself, although mine invariably revolve around a Swedish airline stewardess and some handcuffs.
Agathon: Oh, I ran into Isosceles. He has a great idea for a new triangle.
Agathon: I'm afraid the word is bad. You have been condemned to death.
Socrates: Ah, it saddens me that I should cause debate in the senate.
Agathon: No debate. Unanimous.
Socrates: Then let it be! Let them take my life. Let it be recorded that I died rather than abandon the principles of truth and free inquiry. Weep not, Agathon.
Agathon: I'm not weeping. This is an allergy
Labels: Philosophy humour, Plato, Socrates, Woody Allen