Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
More Quotes from Thucydides: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.
Two translations For we are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness. We are lovers of beauty without extravagance, and lovers of wisdom without unmanliness.
In a word I claim that our city as a whole is an education to Greece.
The great wish of some is to avenge themselves on some particular enemy, the great wish of others to save their own pocket. Slow in assembling, they devote a very small fraction of the time to the consideration of any public object, most of it to the prosecution of their own objects. Meanwhile each fancies that no harm will come of his neglect, that it is the business of somebody else to look after this or that for him and so, by the same notion being entertained by all separately, the common cause imperceptibly decays.
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.
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, And the secret of Freedom, Courage.
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