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Herodotus Quotes and Sayings

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Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- Herodotus

Related topics: Trust

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
- 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

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

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

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

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

The destiny of man is in his own soul.
- 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

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

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

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

God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.
- 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

In soft regions are born soft men.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

Great things are won by great dangers.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy


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