Thought some of you might find this funny, from Tibor Fischer's The Thought Gang (p.19):
I made the Ionians my speciality. Very few people realise that you can read the entire extant oeuvre of the Ionians, slowly and carefully, in an hour. Most of them come in handy packets and adages. Extremely impotant, the first caught having a go with their reason, the inventors of paid thought and science - anything you'll find in a university - and blissfully curt.