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
Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior.More Thucydides quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Indeed men too often take upon themselves in the prosecution of their revenge to set the example of doing away with those general laws to which all can look for salvation in adversity, instead of allowing them to subsist against the day of danger when their aid may be requiredMore Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
still hope leads men to venture; and no one ever yet put himself in peril without the inward conviction that he would succeed in his design.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is from the greatest dangers that the greatest glory is to be won.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think the two things most opposed to good counsel are haste and passion; haste usaully goes hand in hand with folly, passion with coarseness and narrowness of mind.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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