Thucydides Quotes

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Born: 460 BC,
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Died: , 395 BC
Occupation: Author

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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History is Philosophy teaching by example.
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Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
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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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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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The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.
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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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