The Phliosepher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived confortably by flattering the king.

Said Arisstipuss, “If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils”.

Said Diogenes, “Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king”.

The Song of Birds by Anthony de Mello

Visit my post Beans, Peas & Soup for a wonderful lentil recipe.


  1. Anonymous says

    It’s split pea soup around her for lunch today. How coincidental is that! It’s one of my son’s favorites. Good, cheap, & nourishing. :o)




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