Greek Historian of
Athens, and General in the Peloponnesian War
One of the greatest of the ancient historians
Lived: c. 460-400 B.C.
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We must remember that one man is much
the same as another,
and that he is best who is trained in the severest school."
- Thucydides, "History of the Peloponnesian War" (431-404 B.C.)
"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."
- Thucydides, Greek historian. "History of the Peloponnesian War"
"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
"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."
- Thucydides, "History of The Peloponnesian War", book 2, 404 BC
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