History is Philosophy teaching by example.
Category Archive: Thucydides
Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.
Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.
The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.
Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.
We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness.
We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.