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
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.More Thucydides quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Boasting and bravado may exist in the breast even of the coward, if he is successful through a mere lucky hit; but a just contempt of an enemy can alone arise in those who feel that they are superior to their opponent by the prudence of their measures.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For if many ill-conceived plans have succeeded through the still greater lack of judgment of an opponent, many more, apparently well laid, have on the contrary ended in disgrace. The confidence with which we form our schemes is never completely justified in their execution; speculation is carried on in safety, but, when it comes to action, fear causes failure.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is, however, no advantage in reflections on the past further than may be of service to the present. For the future we must provide by maintaining what the present gives us and redoubling our efforts; it is hereditary to us to win virtue as the fruit of labour, and you must not change the habit, even though you should have a slight advantage in wealth and resources; for it is not right that what was won in want should be lost in plenty.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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