Pericles — Greek Statesman

Pericles was arguably the most prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age— specifically the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. He was descended, through his mother, from the powerful and historically influential Alcmaeonid family... (wikipedia)

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
All who have taken it upon themselves to rule over others have incurred hatred and unpopularity for a time; but if one has a great aim to pursue, this burden of envy must be accepted, and it is wise to accept it.
We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it: the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it.
Those who are politically apathetic can only survive if they are supported by people who are capable of taking action.
For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.

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