Polybius Quotes

Top 12 wise famous quotes and sayings by Polybius

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Polybius quotes: Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories. Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.
Polybius quotes: On any occasion when one can discover the cause of events, one should not resort to the gods. On any occasion when one can discover the cause of events, one should not resort to the gods.
Polybius quotes: The mob is easily led and may be moved by the smallest force, so that its agitations have a wonderful resemblance to those of the sea. The mob is easily led and may be moved by the smallest force, so that its agitations have a wonderful resemblance to those of the sea.
Polybius quotes: Monarchy degenerates into tyranny, aristocracy into oligarchy, and democracy into savage violence and chaos. Monarchy degenerates into tyranny, aristocracy into oligarchy, and democracy into savage violence and chaos.
Polybius quotes: [There can be no] rational administration of government when good men are held in the same esteem as bad ones. [There can be no] rational administration of government when good men are held in the same esteem as bad ones.
Polybius quotes: There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man. There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.
Polybius quotes: When the ancients said a work well begun was half done, they meant to impress the importance of always endeavoring to make a good beginning. When the ancients said a work well begun was half done, they meant to impress the importance of always endeavoring to make a good beginning.
Polybius quotes: A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.