Herodotus Quotes

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Born: 484 BC, Halicarnassus, Turkey
Birth Country: Turkey
Died: Thurii, Calabria or Pella, Macedon, 425 BC
Occupation: Historian

1.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
- Herodotus

2.
But I like not these great success of yours for I know how jealous are the gods.
- Herodotus

3.
Circumstances rule men men do not rule circumstances.
- Herodotus

4.
Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
- Herodotus

5.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
- Herodotus

6.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
- Herodotus

7.
I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.
- Herodotus

8.
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
- Herodotus

9.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

10.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
- Herodotus

11.
It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
- Herodotus

12.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
- Herodotus

13.
Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- Herodotus

14.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
- Herodotus

15.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
- Herodotus

16.
The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.
- Herodotus

17.
Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.
- Herodotus

18.
When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.
- Herodotus

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