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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1948
AUTHOR: Thucydides (c. 460–c. 400 B.C.)
QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: THUCYDIDES, “The Funeral Speech,” The Speeches of Pericles, trans. H. G. Edinger, p. 39 (1979).