Thucydides (speaking as Diodotus)


Thucydides (c.460-400 BCE)

“We should recognize that the proper basis of our security is in good administration rather than in the fear of legal penalties.”

  • From a speech attributed to Diodotus in the History of the Peloponnesian War (Book III, section 46) by Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner (Penguin Classics, 1972).

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