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Herodotus – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Herodotus

 

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

– Herodotus


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


Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

– Herodotus


Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

– Herodotus


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


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


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

– Herodotus


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

– Herodotus


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

– Herodotus


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

– Herodotus


All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.

– Herodotus


Circumstances rule men men do not rule circumstances.

– Herodotus


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


Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

– Herodotus


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

– Herodotus


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

– Herodotus


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

– Herodotus


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

– Herodotus


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