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AUTHOR: Thucydides (c. 460–c. 400 B.C.)
QUOTATION: Men’s indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior.
ATTRIBUTION: THUCYDIDES, The History of the Peloponnesian War, trans. Richard Crawley, book 1, p. 50 (1876).
SUBJECTS: Injustice