• The meaning of words had no longer the same relation to things... Reckless daring was held to be loyal courage; prudent delay was the excuse of a coward; moderation was the disguise of unmanly weakness; to know everything was to do nothing. Frantic energy was the true quality of man.

    Thucydides (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Thucydides (Illustrated)”, p.199, Delphi Classics
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