Quotes by Thucyclides

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

Thucyclides

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.

Thucyclides

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

Thucyclides

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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