Quotes by Herodotus
- All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
- In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
- 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.
- It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
- Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
- Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- 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.
- The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
- The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.
- Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.
- When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.