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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. “The bravest are surely those who have the clear vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” Thucydides. those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it." Throughout our Nation's history, the.
Jump to navigation Jump to search 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. Quotes[ edit ] The whole Earth is the Sepulchre of famous men; and their story is not graven only on Stone over their native earth, but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men's lives.
As quoted in Homage to Greece Future ages will wonder at us, as the present age wonders at us now. We do not need the praises of a Homer, or of anyone else whose words may delight us for the moment, but the estimation of facts will fall short of what is really true.
As quoted in Eternal Greece by Rex Warner, p. Book II, chapter Time is the wisest counselor of all. As quoted in Flicker to Flame: We do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say that he has no business here at all.
Pericles commenting the participation of Athenian citizens in politics, as quoted in Models of Democracy by David Held, Stanford University Press, p. Quotes of Pericles, as recorded by Thucydidesin the History of the Peloponnesian War Our constitution does not copy the laws of neighboring states; we are rather a pattern to others than imitators ourselves 2.
We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it, the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it. Hatred also is short-lived; but that which makes the splendour of the present and the glory of the future remains for ever unforgotten.
Make your decision, therefore, for glory then and honour now, and attain both objects by instant and zealous effort: Some versions omit the "who have been".
For the future we must provide by maintaining what the present gives us and redoubling our efforts; it is hereditary to us to win virtue as the fruit of labour, and you must not change the habit, even though you should have a slight advantage in wealth and resources; for it is not right that what was won in want should be lost in plenty. We must realize, too, that, both for cities and for individuals, it is from the greatest dangers that the greatest glory is to be won.
35 Inspirational Quotes On Bravery | AwakenTheGreatnessWithin
Book II[ edit ] 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. I could have wished that the reputations of many brave men were not to be imperilled in the mouth of a single individual, to stand or fall according as he spoke well or ill. For it is hard to speak properly upon a subject where it is even difficult to convince your hearers that you are speaking the truth.
On the one hand, the friend who is familiar with every fact of the story may think that some point has not been set forth with that fullness which he wishes and knows it to deserve; on the other, he who is a stranger to the matter may be led by envy to suspect exaggeration if he hears anything above his own nature.
For men can endure to hear others praised only so long as they can severally persuade themselves of their own ability to equal the actions recounted: But the palm of courage will surely be adjudged most justly to those, who best know the difference between hardship and pleasure and yet are never tempted to shrink from danger.
- 35 Inspirational Quotes On Bravery
In generosity we are equally singular, acquiring our friends by conferring, not by receiving, favours. And where the chances are the same, knowledge fortifies courage by the contempt which is its consequence, its trust being placed, not in hope, which is the prop of the desperate, but in a judgment grounded upon existing resources, whose anticipations are more to be depended upon.
The country on the sea coast, now called Macedonia, was first acquired by Alexander, the father of Perdiccas, and his ancestors, originally Temenids from Argos The whole is now called Macedonia, and at the time of the invasion of Sitalces, Perdiccas, Alexander's son, was the reigning king.
Book II, 99,- Book III[ edit ] " we know that there can never be any solid friendship between individuals, or union between communities that is worth the name, unless the parties be persuaded of each others honesty," Book III, 3.
The fate of those of their neighbours who had already rebelled and had been subdued was no lesson to them; their own prosperity could not dissuade them from affronting danger; but blindly confident in the future, and full of hopes beyond their power though not beyond their ambition, they declared war and made their decision to prefer might to right, their attack being determined not by provocation but by the moment which seemed propitious.
The truth is that great good fortune coming suddenly and unexpectedly tends to make a people insolent; in most cases it is safer for mankind to have success in reason than out of reason; and it is easier for them, one may say, to stave off adversity than to preserve prosperity.
Reckless audacity came to be considered the courage of a loyal ally; prudent hesitation, specious cowardice; moderation was held to be a cloak for unmanliness; ability to see all sides of a question, inaptness to act on any.
Frantic violence became the attribute of manliness; cautious plotting, a justifiable means of self-defence. The advocate of extreme measures was always trustworthy; his opponent a man to be suspected.
To succeed in a plot was to have a shrewd head, to divine a plot a still shrewder; but to try to provide against having to do either was to break up your party and to be afraid of your adversaries.
No one is forced to engage in it by ignorance, or kept out of it by fear, if he fancies there is anything to be gained by it. Benjamin Jowett Let him remember that many before now have tried to chastise a wrongdoer, and failing to punish their enemy have not even saved themselves; while many who have trusted in force to gain an advantage, instead of gaining anything more, have been doomed to lose what they had.
Vengeance is not necessarily successful because wrong has been done, or strength sure because it is confident; but the incalculable element in the future exercises the widest influence, and is the most treacherous, and yet in fact the most useful of all things, as it frightens us all equally, and thus makes us consider before attacking each other. Benjamin Jowett Contempt for an assailant is best shown by bravery in action.
Benjamin Jowett As for democracythe men of sense among us knew what it was, and I perhaps as well as any, as I have more cause to complain of it; but there is nothing new to be said of a patent absurdity-meanwhile we did not think it safe to alter it under the pressure of your hostility.