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
It must be thoroughly understood that war is a necessity, and that the more readily we accept it,the less will be the ardor of our opponents, and that out of the greatest dangers communities and individuals acquire the greatest glory.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Self-control is the chief element in self-respect and self-respect is the chief element in courage.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When tremendous dangers are involved, no one can be blamed for looking to his own interest.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
On the whole, however, the conclusions I have drawn from the proofs quoted may, I believe, safely be relied on. Assuredly they will not be disturbed either by the lays of a poet displaying the exaggeration of his craft, or by the compositions of the chroniclers that are attractive at truth's expense; the subjects they treat of being out of the reach of evidence, and time having robbed most of them of historical value by enthroning them in the region of legend.More Thucydides quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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