Xenophon (c. 420-350 BCE)

“Lies and mistrust have made people so frightened of one another that, wanting to act before the others did, they have done irreparable harm to people who had no harmful intentions or desires. Discussion is, I think, the best cure for such misunderstandings.”

  • Anabasis Kyrou (Upcountry March of Cyrus, Book II, section 5) by Xenophon and translated by Robin Waterfield (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).

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