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Herodotus Quotes

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

All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.

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

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

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

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

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

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.

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

Great things are won by great dangers.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

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