Quotes by Thucyclides

Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most.


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.


The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.


Those who really deserve praise are the people who, while human enough to enjoy power, nevertheless pay more attention to justice than they are compelled to do by their situation.


Other Great Authors

Life is not advancement. It is growth. It does not move upward, but expands outward, in all directions.

Russell G. Alexander

We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the infinite. Time to be.

Gladys Taber

The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.

Wilfred A. Peterson »

You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.

John Barrymore »

Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.

John Ruskin »