Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose,
by 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

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- Herodotus

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

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

 

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

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

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

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


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

In soft regions are born soft men.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

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

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
- 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

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

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

Great things are won by great dangers.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, by Herodotus.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.