Thucydides (460 BC- 395 BC) quotes


  • History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
  • Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
  • It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
  • Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.
  • The secret of freedom, courage.
  • The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.
  • We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.

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