Quotes by Thucyclides

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

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

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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.

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