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Quote from Thucydides,


"For it is a habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for, and to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy."



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Thucydides (more quotes by Thucydides or books by/about Thucydides)


[ThoukudŪdÍs] (c.455-c.400 BC) Greek historian, author of the History of the Peloponnesian War

Source:

History of the Peloponnesian War p. 276† Book 4

Categories:

Deception, Hope, Populism, Subservience

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