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 naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.More Thucydides quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
They whose minds are least sensitive to calamity, and whose hands are most quick to meet it, are the greatest men and the greatest communities.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]
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Amassing of wealth is an opportunity for good deeds, not hubrisMore Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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