Quote: ---------------------------------------- One man�s Mede is another man�s Persian. - George S. Kaufman
Meade is a drink made from honey. Persian I'm not sure about, unless it's a mispronounciation of poison. And I also feel my four years in San Francsico would be wasted if I didn't quote the Grateful Dead on this: One man gathers what another man spills. ----------------------------------------------
MEDE: one of an Indo-European people, related to the Persians, who entered northeastern Iran probably as early as the 17th century BC and settled in the plateau land that came to be known as Media.
Median Empire, flourished 6th century BC. Median general who first served Astyages, the last king of the Median Empire, but later deserted to the Achaemenid king Cyrus II.
Cambyses I: ruler of Anshan c. 600–559 BC. Cambyses was the son of Cyrus I and succeeded his father in Anshan (northwest of Susa in Elam) as a vassal of King Astyages of Media. According to the 5th-century-BC Greek historian Herodotus, Cambyses married a daughter of Astyages, by whom he became the father of Cyrus II the Great.
KING DARIUS I OF PERSIA (born 550 BC died 486)
son of Arsames, king of Parsa, and father of the Achaemenid king Darius I of Persia.
According to the 5th-century-BC Greek historian Herodotus, Hystaspes was governor of Persis under Cyrus II the Great and Cambyses II and accompanied Cyrus on his last campaign against the Massagetai in 530 BC. When Darius seized the throne in 522, Hystaspes was governor of Parthia and Hyrcania, where he suppressed a revolt in 521. Despite the differences in genealogies, some authorities identify him with Hystaspes, the protector of the prophet Zoroaster.
Now the anecdote: Once there was a conference of scholars investigating ancient history. They were considering the nationality of King Darius, mentioned in the Bible as Darius the Mede. Some of those present took the different view that Darius was actually from Persia. Tempers began to flare, until one wise professor said, "Let's not argue this! After all, one man's Mede is another man's Persian."
From that derived so many: one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter One man's blog is another man's glob One man's art ... another man's rubbish One Man's Revolutionary is Another Man's Killer One mans misfortune is another mans pot of gold. one man's trash is another man's treasure
Kaufman was a member of the 1920s Algonquin Round Table which included the likes of Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Alexander Wolcott and others. Most of their remarks were outspoken and outrageous and were made in jest. "Their standards were high, their vocabulary fluent, fresh, astringent, and very, very tough."