Thucydides Quotes

Who is Thucydides?

Thucydides was an Athenian historian and general in the 5th century BC.

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Best Quotes by Thucydides

“History is Philosophy teaching by examples.”

“Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.”

“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 secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.”

“The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.”

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