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
For 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]
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]
It is a common mistake in going to war to begin at the wrong end, to act first, and wait for disasters to discuss the matter.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I could have wished that the reputations of many brave men were not to be imperilled in the mouth of a single individual, to stand or fall according as he spoke well or ill. For it is hard to speak properly upon a subject where it is even difficult to convince your hearers that you are speaking the truth.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
History is Philosophy teaching by example.More Thucydides quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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