Thucydides

Thucydides

was an Athenian historian and general. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the fifth-century BC war between Sparta and Athens until the year 411 BC
Self-control is the chief element in self-respect and self-respect is the chief element in courage.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For we both alike know that into the discussion of human affairs the question of justice enters only where the pressure of necessity is equal, and that the powerful exact what they can, and the weak grant what they must.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Peace is an armistice in a war that is continuously going on.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mankind are tolerant of the praises of others as long as each hearer thinks that he can do as well or nearly as well himself, but, when the speaker rises above him, jealousy is aroused and he begins to be incredulous.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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