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Brief author info: Thucydides (c. 460-c. 400 B.C.) Greek historian.
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We [Greeks] are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness.
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.
When tremendous dangers are involved, no one can be blamed for looking to his own interest.
We are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not of the few.
Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.
Mankind are tolerant of the praises of others so long as each hearer thinks he can do as well or nearly well himself.
Mankind apparently find it easier to drive away adversity than to retain prosperity.
So little trouble do men take in the search after truth; so readily do they accept whatever comes first to hand.
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