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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I find that when I do not think of myself I do not think at all.

Jules Renard

The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.

Max Born

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink, I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish fill the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars. I cannot count one. I know not the first letter of the alphabet. I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.

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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Theresa »