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The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.
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#Greek Historian

Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.
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#Men #Greek Historian

The fact is that one side thinks that the profits to be won outweigh the risks to be incurred, and the other side would rather avoid danger than accept an immediate loss.
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#Risk-taking

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

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
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#Cheating

An avowal of poverty is no disgrace to any man; to make no effort to escape it is indeed disgraceful
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#Poverty

The superior gratification derived from the use and contemplation of costly and supposedly beautiful products is, commonly, in great measure a gratification of our sense of costliness masquerading under the name of beauty.
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#Beauty

History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
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#Philosophy

Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
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#Greek Historian

The secret of freedom, courage.
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#Greek Historian