Thucydides Quotes

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Ignorance is bold, and knowledge reserved.
— Thucydides

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The love of honor alone is untouched by age.
— Thucydides
The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
— Thucydides


Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.


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