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Quotes from Ancient Times
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from

Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Thucydides (471 BC - 400 BC)

Thucydides, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, he began at the moment that it broke out, believing that it would be a great war, and more memorable than any that had preceded it.

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.

The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.

The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.

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 sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.

The ability to understand a question from all sides meant one was totally unfit for action. Fanatical enthusiasm was the mark of the real man.

A nation that draws too broad a difference between it's scholars and it's warriors will have it's thinking done by cowards, and it's fighting done by fools.

The superior gratification derived from the use and contemplation of costly and supposedly beautiful products is, commonly, in great measure a gratification of our sense of costliness masquerading under the name of beauty.

We must remember that one man is much the same as another,
and that he is best who is trained in the severest school."

"It is a common mistake in going to war to begin at the wrong end, to act first, and wait for disasters to discuss the matter."

"The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools."

"Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war."

"The strength of an Army lies in strict discipline and undeviating obedience to its officers."

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. The secret of freedom is courage.

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.

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

"The whole earth is the sepulchre of famous men."

"The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage."

"Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured."

"Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war."

"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."

"Wealth to us is not mere material for vainglory but an opportunity for achievement; and poverty we think it no disgrace to acknowledge but a real degredation to make no effort to overcome."

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.

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

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.

The fact is that one side thinks that the profits to be won outweigh the risks to be incurred, and the other side would rather avoid danger than accept an immediate loss.

"The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage."

"We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them"

"The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage."

"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 fact is that one side thinks that the profits to be won outweigh the risks to be incurred, and the other side would rather avoid danger than accept an immediate loss."

"It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men."

"We (Greeks) are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness"

"Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war."

"For we both alike know that into the discussion of human affairs the question of justice enters only where the pressure of necessity is equal, and that the powerful exact what they can, and the weak grant what they must"
 
"Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior"

Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war. 
"The superior gratification derived from the use and contemplation of costly and supposedly beautiful products is, commonly, in great measure a gratification of our sense of costliness masquerading under the name of beauty."
 
"Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured"

"Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought"
 
"An avowal of poverty is no disgrace to any man; to make no effort to escape it is indeed disgraceful"

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

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.

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.

The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.

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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