The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.

ὁ δὲ βουλευσάμενος αἰσχρῶς, εἴ οἱ ἡ τύχη ἐπίσποιτο, εὕρημα εὕρηκε, ἧσσον δὲ οὐδέν οἱ κακῶς βεβούλευται.’

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Original Citation

Herodotus. Histories. 430 BC, bk. 7, sect. 10.

Current Citation

Herodotus. Histories. Translated by Robin Waterfield. Oxford UP, 2008, bk. 7, sect. 10.