Herodotus Quotes

Herodotus

Greek historian & traveler (484 BC - 430 BC)

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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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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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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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Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

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In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.

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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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It is better to be envied than pitied.

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Force has no place where there is need of skill.

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Haste in every business brings failures.

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Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

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Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

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Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed.

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This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.

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In soft regions are born soft men.

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Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

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