Geoffrey Monmouth


Geoffrey of Monmouth (quote published c. 1136)

“Human beings are conditioned by the chance happenings of history: it follows that those who have been enemies sometimes become friends and that those who have run away may yet achieve victory.”

  • From Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain (Part Three), completed in 1136 CE, translated from Latin into English by Lewis Thorpe (Penguin Classics, 1966).

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