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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Thucydides
 
  An avowal of poverty is a disgrace to no man; to make no effort to escape from it is indeed disgraceful.  1
  Boasting and bravado may exist in the breast even of the coward, if he is successful through a mere lucky hit; but a just contempt of an enemy can alone arise in those who feel that they are superior to their opponent by the prudence of their measures.  2
  For so remarkably perverse is the nature of man that he despises whoever courts him, and admires whoever will not bend before him.  3
  Ignorance is bold, and knowledge reserved.  4
  To be an object of hatred and aversion to their contemporaries has been the usual fate of all those whose merit has raised them above the common level. The man who submits to the shafts of envy for the sake of noble objects pursues a judicious course for his own lasting fame. Hatred dies with its object, while merit soon breaks forth in full splendor, and his glory is handed down to posterity in never-dying strains.  5
  You are convinced by experience that very few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.  6
 
 
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