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Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. ...
by Herodotus

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
- Herodotus

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

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- Herodotus

The destiny of man is in his own soul.
- Herodotus

 

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

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

In soft regions are born soft men.
- Herodotus

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The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
- Herodotus

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

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
- Herodotus

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
- 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

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

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.
- Herodotus

God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.
- Herodotus

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.
- Herodotus

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.
- 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

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

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

The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.
- Herodotus

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

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

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

Great things are won by great dangers.
- Herodotus

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

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.
- Herodotus

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

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

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.
- Herodotus

Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy,
but many middling circumstances are fortunate.
- 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

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

Soft men tend to be born from soft countries.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

Force has no place where there is need of skill.
- Herodotus

All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
- Herodotus

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.
- Herodotus

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
- Herodotus

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

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln


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