Facts about Herodotus

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Summary

Herodotus was a famous Historian from Greece, who lived between 484 BC and 409 BC.

Our collection contains 41 quotes who is written / told by Herodotus, under the main topics: Men, Trust, War.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Euripides, Democritus, Plato, Socrates, Diogenes, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Thucydides, Xenophon, Antisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Protagoras

Famous quotes by Herodotus (41)


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"All men's gains are the fruit of venturing"
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"In soft regions are born soft men"
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"In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons"
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"Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change"
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"If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own"
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"I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it"
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"Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances"
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"Men trust their ears less than their eyes"
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"To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing"
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"There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob"
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"Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty"
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"One should always look to the end of everything, how it will finally come out. For the god has shown blessedness to many only to overturn them utterly in the end"
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"A man calumniated is doubly injured - first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it"
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"The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back"
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"Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever"
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"Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate"
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"In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons"
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"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"
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"How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied"
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"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"
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"God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself"
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"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"
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"Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace"
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"But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods"
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"As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning"
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"Of all possessions a friend is the most precious"
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"Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing"
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"Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh"
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"It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing"
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"Great things are won by great dangers"
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"Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men"
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"Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects"
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"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"
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"When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers"
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"The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance"
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"It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself"
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"Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks"
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"Force has no place where there is need of skill"


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