Thucydides On Being A 'Useful Idiot'

“It is a general rule of human nature that people despise those who treat them well."

“It is a general rule of human nature that people despise those who treat them well, and look up to those who make no concessions.”

Thucydides (460 BC – c. 400 BC), The History of the Peloponnesian War

This exchange is reminiscent of this quote.

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