Today’s Quote: Thucydides

“For no one ever carries out a plan with the same confidence with which he conceives it; on the contrary we form our fond schemes with a feeling of security, but when it comes to their execution, we are possessed by fear and fall short of success.”

— Thucydides, I.cxx.5, “quoting” the Spartan Council before the commencement of the Peloponnesian War

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