Thucydides Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Thucydides Quotes and Sayings

  • 1
    Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    History is Philosophy teaching by examples. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
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    Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
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    Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
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    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. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
  • 11
    The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
  • 13
    We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness. Thucydides | Refcard PDF
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    We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them. Thucydides | Refcard PDF






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