Thucydides Quotes.

1. "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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2. "We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing"
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3. "Ignorance is bold, and knowledge is reserved"
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4. "You should punish in the same manner those who commit crimes with those who accuse falsely."
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5. "When will there be justice in Athens? There will be justice in Athens when those who are not injured are as outraged as those who are."
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6. "In practice we always base our preparations against an enemy on the assumption that his plans are good; indeed, it is right to rest our hopes not on a belief in his blunders, but on the soundness of our provisions. Nor ought we to believe that there is much difference between man and man, but to think that the superiority lies with him who is reared in the severest school."
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7. "Some legislators only wish to vengeance against a particular enemy. Others only look out for themselves. They devote very little time on the consideration of any public issue. They think that no harm will come from their neglect. They act as if it is always the business of somebody else to look after this or that. When this selfish notion is entertained by all, the commonwealth slowly begins to decay."
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8. "They whose minds are least sensitive to calamity, and whose hands are most quick to meet it, are the greatest men and the greatest communities."
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9. "Peace is an armistice in a war that is continuously going on."
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10. "In general, the men of lower intelligence won out. Afraid of their own shortcomings and of the intelligence of their opponents, so that they would not lose out in reasoned argument or be taken by surprise by their quick-witted opponents, they boldly moved into action. Their enemies,on the contrary, contemptuous and confident in their ability to anticipate, thought there was no need to take by action what they could win by their brains."
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