Polybius

A Quote by Polybius on winning, winner, and victory

Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories

Polybius

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A Quote by Polybius on country, difficulty, facts, friendship, ignorance, justice, mistakes, and writers

That historians should give their own country a break, I grant you; but not so as to state things contrary to fact. For there are plenty of mistakes made by writers out of ignorance, and which any man finds it difficult to avoid. But if we knowingly write what is false, whether for the sake of our country or our friends or just to be pleasant, what difference is there between us and hack-writers? Readers should be very attentive to and critical of historians, and they in turn should be constantly on their guard.

Polybius

Source: History, XVI

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Polybius on design, effort, goals, men, and victory

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.

Polybius

Contributed by: Zaady

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