Thucydides Quotes

Thucydides

Greek historian (471 BC - 400 BC)

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Few things are brought to a sucessful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.

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We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.

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The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.

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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.

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The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.

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A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.

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