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
There is no need to suppose that human beings differ very much one from another; but it is true that the ones who come out on top are the ones who have been trained in the hardest school.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the olive and the vine.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If it had not been for the pernicious power of envy, men would not so have exalted vengeance above innocence and profit above justice... in these acts of revenge on others, men take it upon themselves to begin the process of repealing those general laws of humanity which are there to give a hope of salvation to all who are in distress.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.More Thucydides quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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