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
If you give way, you will instantly have to meet some greater demand, as having been frightened into obedience in the first instance; while a firm refusal will make them clearly understand that they must treat you more as equals.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]
Athens' biggest worry was the sheer recklessness of its own democratic government. A simple majority of the citizenry, urged on and incensed by clever demagogues, might capriciously send out military forces in unnecessary and exhausting adventures.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
War is a matter not so much of arms as of money.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
the Thracian people, like the bloodiest of the barbarians, being ever most murderous when it has nothing to fear.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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