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The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.
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.
We must remember that one man is much the same as another, and that he is best who is trained in the severest school.
Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and respect of self, in turn, is the chief element in courage.
Most people, in fact, will not take the trouble in finding out the truth, but are much more inclined to accept the first story they hear.
You should punish in the same manner those who commit crimes with those who accuse falsely.
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.
We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing
Love of power, operating through greed and through personal ambition, was the cause of all these evils.
Hope is an expensive commodity. It makes better sense to be prepared.
It is from the greatest dangers that the greatest glory is to be won.
There is no need to suppose that human beings differ very much one from another; but it is true that the ones who come out on top are the ones who have been trained in the hardest school.
The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage.
Human nature is the one constant through human history. It is always there.
We secure our friends not by accepting favours but by doing them.
He who graduates the harshest school, succeeds.
When a man finds a conclusion agreeable, he accepts it without argument, but when he finds it disagreeable, he will bring against it all the forces of logic and reason.
Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
Knowledge without understanding is useless.
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.
When tremendous dangers are involved, no one can be blamed for looking to his own interest.
History is Philosophy teaching by example.
Amassing of wealth is an opportunity for good deeds, not hubris
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
Peace is an armistice in a war that is continuously going on.
I think the two things most opposed to good counsel are haste and passion; haste usaully goes hand in hand with folly, passion with coarseness and narrowness of mind.
In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
For so remarkably perverse is the nature of man that he despises whoever courts him, and admires whoever will not bend before him.
And where the rewards for merit are greatest, there are found the best citizens.
When one is deprived of ones liberty, one is right in blaming not so much the man who puts the shackles on as the one who had the power to prevent him, but did not use it.
Remember that this greatness was won by men with courage, with knowledge of their duty, and with a sense of honor in action.
So little trouble do men take in the search after truth; so readily do they accept whatever comes first to hand.
They are surely to be esteemed the bravest spirits who, having the clearest sense of both the pains and pleasures of life, do not on that account shrink from danger.
You shouldn't feel sorry for the lifestyle you haven't tasted, but for the one you are about to lose
We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness.
It is men who make a city, not walls or ships.
Mankind apparently find it easier to drive away adversity than to retain prosperity.
Three of the gravest failings, want of sense, of courage, or of vigilance.
The strength of an Army lies in strict discipline and undeviating obedience to its officers.
The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the olive and the vine.
It is useless to attack men who could not be controlled even if conquered, while failure would leave us in an even worse position.
concessions to adversaries only end in self reproach, and the more strictly they are avoided the greater will be the chance of security.
I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit.
Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men most.
The secret of freedom, courage.
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.
Indeed it is generally the case that men are readier to call rogues clever than simpletons honest, and are ashamed of being the second as they are proud of being the first.
It is a general rule of human nature that people despise those who treat them well, and look up to those who make no concessions.
War is a matter not so much of arms as of money.