“Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.”
Quotation from the Preface to “The Genealogy of Morals” (written in 1887) by Friedrich Nietzsche the German philosopher – who lived from 1844 to 1900.
What a lovely analogy – “honey gatherers of the mind!” Nietzsche died well before the invention of the internet – which, by his analogy has surely now become a truly magnificent “beehive of our knowledge”. And how quickly the honey gathering of the mind has accelerated with all the search engines, blogs and wikis that are now available to us. Even more reason for us all to find the hidden treasure of the secrets of life that the bees have known for so many millions of years!