Quote of the Day- Cowards and Fools
“A nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors
will have its laws made by cowards
and its wars fought by fools.” ― Thucydides 450 BC (pronounced Thu-sid-id-eze)
These are more than clever sounding words. Thucydides saw their truth. He was both a Greek historian and a military general. Read that as a scholar and a warrior. Human nature has not changed in 2500 years so what he saw then remains true today. Good governance takes courage, and great warriors need wisdom.
How many of our current politicians would you call brave? These days we vote for compassion. How many of our military would you call wise?