Thucydides Quote

“Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.”

~ Thucydides


Ratings and Comments


Robert, Sarasota

Dulce et Decorum Est

jim k, Austin,Tx

As to the perils of war, would someone please tell me what in the hell we are doing in Libya. And tell Obama as he doesn't seem to have any idea either.

J Carlton, Calgary

Jim K...according to Hillary, we're bringing them "democracy". I still want to know who "them" is. And why is the overburdened American taxpayer supposed to foot the bill so that "they" can vote for a hand picked bunch of puppets just like we do.

Mike, Norwalk

Jim and Carlton, I'm with you. By his other acts (nationalizing business, selecting justices so the absolute police state can be implemented, legislating human life to be illegal without government approvals and guidelines, etc.) Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin is void of the most basic knowledge, soul, or emotion that non-defensive actions (war to change the face of tyranny) are immorality in the worst degree. There are happy slaves, exampled by the Wafflers and 'A' from Reston that demonstrates the antithesis of free. There would follow then a difference between happy and joy. Does free mean brave? Freedom does evoke a certain courage to maintain its application. I do agree with "do not take lightly the perils of war." The quote's sentiment is somewhere between 1 star and a thumbs down . Closer to 1 star for the little accuracy portrayed.

cal, lewisville, tx

Couldn't say it better myself Mike.

E Archer, NYC

I like it on many levels. Indeed, I am happier as a free man than as a slave or prisoner. And as fear is the #1 manipulating factor of tyrants, bravery is the best antidote. And for sure, let us not take lightly the perils of war. Why are the US military in Libya? The same reason we are everywhere in the Middle East -- POWER & WEALTH. Libya is ripe for the plucking -- no debt, rich in oil and gold, and strategically placed.

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