Facts about Thucydides

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Summary

Thucydides was a famous Historian from Greece, who lived between 460 BC and 395 BC.

Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by Thucydides.

Related authors: Benjamin Jowett

Famous quotes by Thucydides (14)


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"We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness"
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"The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept"
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"The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage"
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"It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men"
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"We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them"
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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"
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"Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured"
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"Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved"
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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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"Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought"
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"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"
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"Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them"
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"Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger"
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"History is Philosophy teaching by examples"


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