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Thucydides Quotes and Sayings

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Justice will not come to Athens until those who are
not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.
- Thucydides

It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant
men in charge of affairs.
They expect too much of ordinary men.
- Thucydides

Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal
wrong than by violent wrong;
the first looks like being cheated by an equal,
the second like being compelled by a superior.
- Thucydides

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes,
the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.
- Thucydides

 

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.
- Thucydides

History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
- Thucydides

Men naturally despise those who court them,
but respect those who do not give way to them.
- Thucydides

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The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept
what they have to accept.
- Thucydides

We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful,
yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind
without loss of manliness.
- Thucydides

The secret to happiness is freedom...
And the secret to freedom is courage.
- Thucydides

Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
- 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.
- Thucydides

Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire,
but most by calm and prudent forethought.
- Thucydides

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
- Thucydides

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is stronger than justice.
- Sting

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God
is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
- Thomas Jefferson

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Justice delayed is justice denied.
- William E. Gladstone

Truth is always in harmony with herself,
and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice
that may consist with wrong-doing.
- Henry David Thoreau

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
- Henry David Thoreau

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington

The law has no compassion.
And justice is administered without compassion.
- Christopher Darden

The dead cannot cry out for justice.
It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

My mother was the influence in my life.
She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate
triumph of justice and hard work.
She believed passionately in education.
- John H. Johnson

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice,
and they are also the most protected.
- Alan Dershowitz

The more laws, the less justice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Justice and power must be brought together,
so that whatever is just may be powerful,
and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Saint Augustine

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty,
justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
- Blaise Pascal

The Coalition for International Justice estimated that
450,000 people in Darfur have died since the deadly
genocide began some three years ago.
- Kendrick Meek

Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
- Edmund Burke

In addition, for almost a year now I have been urging the President,
the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission
to investigate suspicious gas price spikes.
- Lois Capps

The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and
women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
- Sargent Shriver

For peace is not mere absence of war,
but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind,
a disposition for benevolence, confidence,
justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice,
but also of security.
- Anna Lindh

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity.
Its advocates should overflow with universal good will.
We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
- William Godwin

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance,
allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
- James A. Baldwin

My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice:
the independent judiciary.
- Hans Frank

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity
in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
- Anton Chekhov

Fairness is what justice really is.
- Potter Stewart

I believe in justice, maybe not in this life,
but there has to be justice.
And if there isn't a God, I think it would be very depressing.
I'd prefer to believe there is.
- David Zucker

The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's
nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the
court and the American people exponentially.
- Ralph Neas

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our
court that continues to undermine the system.
Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic
to the pursuit of justice.
- Anita Hill

Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that
to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice,
and that justice is equality.
- Plato

In the rush for justice it is important not to lose
sight of principles the country holds dear.
- Kofi Annan

There is no truly global justice.
- Ralph Steadman

The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
- Sigmund Freud

The peace and justice movement has to expand and not
run away from the plight of gang members.
- Tom Hayden

My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice.
They are rebellious and incorruptible.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice.
- Meister Eckhart

Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
- Kim Campbell

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that
religious duties consist in doing justice,
loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
- Thomas Paine


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