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Herodotus Quotes

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484 BC - 409 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Historian
Subcategory: Greek Historian

As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.


To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.


Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.


The gods loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest.


The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.


How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.


Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.


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.


Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.


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.


If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.


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


A man calumniated is doubly injured - first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.


Men trust their ears less than their eyes.


The destiny of man is in his own soul.


In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.


Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.


Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.


There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.


Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.


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