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The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.
   —  Thucydides
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It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs; they expect too much of ordinary men.
   —    Thucydides
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Where the rewards of valor are the greatest, there you will find also the best and bravest spirits among the people.
    —    Pericles’ Funeral Oration
(from Thucydides, 430 B. C. E.)
[This quote brought to mind General Patton’s famous quote: “Your job is not do die for your country.  Your job is to make the other poor, dumb, bastard die for his country.”    —    KMAB]
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