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Herodotus Quotes

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

Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.


Great things are won by great dangers.


I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.


Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest.


God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.


Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.


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