History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides

Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.

On the contrary, return us like for like, remembering that this is that very crisis in which he who lends aid is most a friend, and he who opposes is most a foe.

And for these Corcyraeans—neither receive them into alliance in our despite, nor be their abettors in crime.

So do, and you will act as we have a right to expect of you, and at the same time best consult your own interest.