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Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
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#People #Greek Historian

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
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#Greek Historian #Dogs

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
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#Greek Historian

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
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#Rest #Greek Historian

How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
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#Greek Historian

The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing
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#Man

Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this, to know so much and to have control over nothing
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#Control

Force has no place where there is need of skill.
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#Ability #Greek Historian

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
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#Goals #Greek Historian

Men trust their ears less than their eyes
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#Eyes

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
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#Evil

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
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#Death #Greek Historian

Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever
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#Man

In soft regions are born soft men.
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#Men #Greek Historian

A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.
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#Man

call no man happy until he is dead
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#Man

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. [The Motto Of The U.S. Postal Service]
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#Government

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
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#Greek Historian #Boldness

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
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#Greek Historian