Thucydides (c. 460-400 BCE)

“There is often no more logic in the course of events than there is in the plans of men, and this is why we usually blame our luck when things happen in ways that we did not expect.”

  • History of the Peloponnesian War (Book I, section 140) by Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner (Penguin Classics, 1972).

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