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Thúkydidés, řecky Θουκυδίδης, byl řecký historik, politik, autor klasického díla Dějiny peloponéské války. Je považován za zakladatele historické monografie omezené časově na historii soudobou.

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„Totožnost zájmu je nejjistější pouto mezi státy nebo jednotlivci.“

—  Thúkýdidés

Zdroj: BURCHILL, S. (2005): The National Interest in International Relations Theory, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, s. 15

„Nejodvážnější jsou nepochybně ti, kdo mají jasnou představu, co je čeká, ať jde o slávu nebo nebezpečí, jemuž jdou vstříc.“

—  Thúkýdidés

Zdroj: [Messner, Reinhold, Reinhold Messner, Cerro Torre: Tragédie na skalní jehle, Brána, Praha, 2009, 1, 253, Jaroslav Voříšek, 222, 978-80-7243-415-2]

„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 of the Peloponnesian War

Variant translations:<p>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. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Thuc.+2.40.3<p>And they are most rightly reputed valiant, who though they perfectly apprehend both what is dangerous and what is easy, are never the more thereby diverted from adventuring. (translation by Thomas Hobbes http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=771&chapter=90127&layout=html&Itemid=27)<p>
Book II, 2.40-[3]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book II

„In generosity we are equally singular, acquiring our friends by conferring, not by receiving, favours.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book II, 2.40-[3]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book II
Kontext: Again, in our enterprises we present the singular spectacle of daring and deliberation, each carried to its highest point, and both united in the same persons; although usually decision is the fruit of ignorance, hesitation of reflection. 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. In generosity we are equally singular, acquiring our friends by conferring, not by receiving, favours.

„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.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book II, 2.35-[1]-[3]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book II
Kontext: 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: when this point is passed, envy comes in and with it incredulity.

„Again, in our enterprises we present the singular spectacle of daring and deliberation, each carried to its highest point, and both united in the same persons; although usually decision is the fruit of ignorance, hesitation of reflection.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book II, 2.40-[3]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book II
Kontext: Again, in our enterprises we present the singular spectacle of daring and deliberation, each carried to its highest point, and both united in the same persons; although usually decision is the fruit of ignorance, hesitation of reflection. 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. In generosity we are equally singular, acquiring our friends by conferring, not by receiving, favours.

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„self-control contains honour as a chief constituent, and honour bravery.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book I, 1.84; "self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and respect of self, in turn, is the chief element in courage" ( trans. Charles Forster Smith https://archive.org/stream/thucydideswithen01thucuoft/thucydideswithen01thucuoft#page/142/mode/2up)
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book I

„To come to this war: despite the known disposition of the actors in a struggle to overrate its importance, and when it is over to return to their admiration of earlier events, yet an examination of the facts will show that it was much greater than the wars which preceded it.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Variant translation: "People always think the greatest war is the one they are fighting at the moment, and when that is over they are more impressed with wars of antiquity; but, even so, this war will prove, to all who look at the facts, that it was greater than the others." Translation by Paul Woodruff.
Book I, 21-[2]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book I

„war is a matter not so much of arms as of money“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book I, 1.83-[2]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book I

„I am more afraid of our own blunders than of the enemy's devices.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book I, Chapter V
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book I

„The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book II, 2.43
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book II

„Now the only sure basis of an alliance is for each party to be equally afraid of the other;“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book III, 3.11-[2]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book III

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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