Excerpt from According to Plato No one who has t been bankrupt at least twice could afford to be so careful about his dress as Mr. Richmond is, said Josephine. He admits a solitary bankruptcy, said Amber. Bankruptcy is the official recognition of genius. It certainly is the shortest way to distinction, said Josephine. Bankruptcy's a sort of English Legion of Hour, isn't it? - a kind of bourgeois decoration. To genius, said Amber, with the d of one who completes a quotation that some one else has begun. Mr. Richmond is really very clever. Now you contradict yourself - a, moment ago you said he was a genius and being a genius is Just, the opposite to being clever, laughed Josephine. Is this your syllogism: Geniuses become bankrupt, Mr. Richmond becomes bankrupt, therefore he is a genius? Well, that wasn't quite what was in my mind. I suppose that to have the Homeric attribute of dding scarcely makes one a Homer? If it did there would be need for people to learn Greek. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.