Quotations The Best Herodotus Quotes  

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A list of the best Herodotus quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Herodotus quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Herodotus quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Herodotus should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Herodotus quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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The worst part a man can suffer is to have insight into much and power over nothing. Herodotus

17 5
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men. Herodotus

14 4
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing. Herodotus

15 5
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. Herodotus

11 2
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied. Herodotus

9 1
The destiny of man is in his own soul Herodotus

8 1
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

8 1
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change. Herodotus

14 8
A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it. Herodotus

10 5
In soft regions are born soft men. Herodotus

9 5
But I like not these great successes of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods. Herodotus

6 2
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. -- The Motto Of The U.S. Postal Service Herodotus

4 0
It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a days journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed. Herodotus

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

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michaelj72 added Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.

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michaelj72 added The gods love to punish whatever is greater than the rest.

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michaelj72 added Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.

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michaelj72 added Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.

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michaelj72 added 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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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

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michaelj72 added As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.

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michaelj72 added Nobody is mad enough to choose war whilst there is peace. During times of peace the sons bury their fathers but in war it is the fathers who send their sons to the grave .