Thucydides Quotes

Top 86 wise famous quotes and sayings by Thucydides

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Thucydides quotes: Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved. Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
Thucydides quotes: Now the only sure basis of an alliance is for each party to be equally afraid of the other Now the only sure basis of an alliance is for each party to be equally afraid of the other
Thucydides quotes: It is useless to attack a man who could not be controlled even if conquered, while failure would leave us in an even worse position. It is useless to attack a man who could not be controlled even if conquered, while failure would leave us in an even worse position.
Thucydides quotes: Human nature is the one constant through human history. It is always there. Human nature is the one constant through human history. It is always there.
Thucydides quotes: Knowing the secret of happiness to be freedom, and the secret of freedom a brave heart, not idly to stand aside from the enemy's onset. Knowing the secret of happiness to be freedom, and the secret of freedom a brave heart, not idly to stand aside from the enemy's onset.
Thucydides quotes: War is a matter not so much of arms as of money. War is a matter not so much of arms as of money.
Thucydides quotes: Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must. Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
Thucydides quotes: It is from the greatest dangers that the greatest glory is to be won. It is from the greatest dangers that the greatest glory is to be won.
Thucydides quotes: It is the habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for, and to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not desire It is the habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for, and to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not desire
Thucydides quotes: Amassing of wealth is an opportunity for good deeds, not hubris Amassing of wealth is an opportunity for good deeds, not hubris
Thucydides quotes: ...when these matters are discussed by practical people, the standard of justice depends on the equality of power to compel... ...when these matters are discussed by practical people, the standard of justice depends on the equality of power to compel...
Thucydides quotes: You should punish in the same manner those who commit crimes with those who accuse falsely. You should punish in the same manner those who commit crimes with those who accuse falsely.
Thucydides quotes: It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men. It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
Thucydides quotes: An avowal of poverty is no disgrace to any man; to make no effort to escape it is indeed disgraceful. An avowal of poverty is no disgrace to any man; to make no effort to escape it is indeed disgraceful.
Thucydides quotes: It is a common mistake in going to war to begin at the wrong end, to act first, and wait for disasters to discuss the matter. It is a common mistake in going to war to begin at the wrong end, to act first, and wait for disasters to discuss the matter.
Thucydides quotes: In a word I claim that our city as a whole is an education to Greece. In a word I claim that our city as a whole is an education to Greece.
Thucydides quotes: I dread our own mistakes more than the enemy's intentions. I dread our own mistakes more than the enemy's intentions.
Thucydides quotes: If you have the power to put a stop to subjugation, yet look the other way while it happens, then you have done it yourselves, If you have the power to put a stop to subjugation, yet look the other way while it happens, then you have done it yourselves,
Thucydides quotes: We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing
Thucydides quotes: When night came on, the Macedonians and the barbarian crowd suddenly took fright in one of those mysterious panics to which great armies are liable When night came on, the Macedonians and the barbarian crowd suddenly took fright in one of those mysterious panics to which great armies are liable
Thucydides quotes: Concessions to adversaries only end in self reproach, and the more strictly they are avoided the greater will be the chance of security. Concessions to adversaries only end in self reproach, and the more strictly they are avoided the greater will be the chance of security.
Thucydides quotes: We do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say that he has no business here at We do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say that he has no business here at all.
Thucydides quotes: The growth of the power of Athens, and the alarm which this inspired in Sparta, made war inevitable. The growth of the power of Athens, and the alarm which this inspired in Sparta, made war inevitable.
Thucydides quotes: The secret of freedom, courage ... The secret of freedom, courage ...
Thucydides quotes: Speculation is carried on in safety, but, when it comes to action, fear causes failure. Speculation is carried on in safety, but, when it comes to action, fear causes failure.
Thucydides quotes: Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured. Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.
Thucydides quotes: Stories happen to those who tell them. Stories happen to those who tell them.
Thucydides quotes: The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the olive and the vine. The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the olive and the vine.
Thucydides quotes: Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage. Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.
Thucydides quotes: My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the needs of an immediate public, but was done to last for ever. My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the needs of an immediate public, but was done to last for ever.
Thucydides quotes: History is Philosophy teaching by example. History is Philosophy teaching by example.
Thucydides quotes: You shouldn't feel sorry for the lifestyle you haven't tasted, but for the one you are about to lose You shouldn't feel sorry for the lifestyle you haven't tasted, but for the one you are about to lose
Thucydides quotes: So little trouble do men take in the search after truth; so readily do they accept whatever comes first to hand. So little trouble do men take in the search after truth; so readily do they accept whatever comes first to hand.
Thucydides quotes: Full of hopes beyond their power though not beyond their ambition. Full of hopes beyond their power though not beyond their ambition.
Thucydides quotes: The Thracian people, like the bloodiest of the barbarians, being ever most murderous when it has nothing to fear. The Thracian people, like the bloodiest of the barbarians, being ever most murderous when it has nothing to fear.
Thucydides quotes: He who graduates the harshest school, succeeds. He who graduates the harshest school, succeeds.
Thucydides quotes: Of the gods we believe, and of men we know, that by a necessary law of their nature they rule wherever they can. Of the gods we believe, and of men we know, that by a necessary law of their nature they rule wherever they can.
Thucydides quotes: War is a violent teacher, War is a violent teacher,
Thucydides quotes: What made the war inevitable was the growth of Athenian power and the fear which this caused in Sparta. What made the war inevitable was the growth of Athenian power and the fear which this caused in Sparta.
Thucydides quotes: I have often before now been convinced that a democracy is incapable of empire ... I have often before now been convinced that a democracy is incapable of empire ...
Thucydides quotes: a collision at sea will ruin your entire day a collision at sea will ruin your entire day
Thucydides quotes: We should remember that one man is much the same as another, and that he is best who is trained in the severest school. We should remember that one man is much the same as another, and that he is best who is trained in the severest school.
Thucydides quotes: We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them. We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
Thucydides quotes: Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most. Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most.
Thucydides quotes: The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage. The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
Thucydides quotes: The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of happiness is freedom.
Thucydides quotes: Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them. Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.
Thucydides quotes: What we should lament is not the loss of houses or of land, but the loss of men's lives. Men come first; the rest is the fruit of their labour. What we should lament is not the loss of houses or of land, but the loss of men's lives. Men come first; the rest is the fruit of their labour.
Thucydides quotes: The State that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools. The State that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.
Thucydides quotes: A man who has the knowledge but lacks the power clearly to express it is no better off than if he never had any ideas at all. A man who has the knowledge but lacks the power clearly to express it is no better off than if he never had any ideas at all.
Thucydides quotes: Mankind apparently find it easier to drive away adversity than to retain prosperity. Mankind apparently find it easier to drive away adversity than to retain prosperity.
Thucydides quotes: Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought. Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.