Thucydides

 

Thucydides (c. 460-400 BCE)

“What I fear is not the enemy’s strategy, but our own mistakes.”

  • History of the Peloponnessian War (Book I) by Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner (Penguin Classics, 1972). The quote comes from a speech that Thucydides wrote while in the character of Pericles.

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