“He who voluntarily confronts tremendous odds must have very great internal resources to draw upon.”
“Such policies, when successful, only brought credit and advantage to individuals, and when they failed, the whole war potential of the state was impaired.”
“To fit in with the change of events, words, too, had to change their usual meanings.”
“Though they said a great deal in praise of themselves, they made no attempt to contradict the fact that they are acting aggressively against our allies and against the Peloponnese."
“You Spartans are the only people in Hellas who wait calmly on events, relying for defence not on action but on making people think that you will act.”
“I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession of all time.”