"Most societies do not take their greatest thinkers seriously, even when they claim to admire them."
Great thinkers are often wronged or ignored in many societies.
1. Confucius is regarded as a great thinker in China, but today few people pay much attention to what he actually said.
2. John Dewey was one of the greatest thinkers in American history, but few Americans including scholars know much about him.
3. In ancient Greece, the great thinker Socrates was sentenced to death.