Topsius, a fictional German professor of Biblical archaeology who drinks beer with his breakfast:
Socrates é a semente; Platão a flôr; Aristoteles o fructo . . . E d’esta arvore, assim completa, se tem nutrido o espirito humano!
(Eça de Queiroz, A Relíquia, III)
Socrates is the seed, Plato the flower, Aristotle the fruit; and on this tree, thus complete, the human spirit has been nourished!
(Eça de Queiroz, The Relic, Chapter III)