Herodotus Quotes

Top 90 wise famous quotes and sayings by Herodotus

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

Herodotus Famous Quotes & Sayings

Discover top inspirational quotes from Herodotus on Wise Famous Quotes.

Herodotus quotes: Before a man dies, hold back and call him not happy but lucky. Before a man dies, hold back and call him not happy but lucky.
Herodotus quotes: We are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see. We are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see.
Herodotus quotes: A man calumniated is doubly injured - first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it. A man calumniated is doubly injured - first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.
Herodotus quotes: The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes. The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.
Herodotus quotes: Hippocleides doesn't care. Hippocleides doesn't care.
Herodotus quotes: The saddest aspect of life is that there is no one on earth whose happiness is such that he won't sometimes wish he were dead rather than alive. The saddest aspect of life is that there is no one on earth whose happiness is such that he won't sometimes wish he were dead rather than alive.
Herodotus quotes: It is sound planning that invariably earns us the outcome we want; without it, even the gods are unlikely to look with favour on our designs. It is sound planning that invariably earns us the outcome we want; without it, even the gods are unlikely to look with favour on our designs.
Herodotus quotes: In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children. In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus quotes: In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
Herodotus quotes: I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it. I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.
Herodotus quotes: All men's gains are the fruit of venturing. All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
Herodotus quotes: The hastening of any undertaking begets error, from which great losses are wont to come. The hastening of any undertaking begets error, from which great losses are wont to come.
Herodotus quotes: Far better it is to have a stout heart always and suffer one's share of evils, than to be ever fearing what may happen. Far better it is to have a stout heart always and suffer one's share of evils, than to be ever fearing what may happen.
Herodotus quotes: The wooden wall alone should remain unconquered. The wooden wall alone should remain unconquered.
Herodotus quotes: How brave a thing is freedom of speech, which has made the Athenians so far exceed every other state of Hellas in greatness! How brave a thing is freedom of speech, which has made the Athenians so far exceed every other state of Hellas in greatness!
Herodotus quotes: Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever. Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.
Herodotus quotes: Soft men tend to be born from soft countries. Soft men tend to be born from soft countries.
Herodotus quotes: The gods love to punish whatever is greater than the rest. The gods love to punish whatever is greater than the rest.
Herodotus quotes: Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed. Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed.
Herodotus quotes: Love of honor is a very shady sort of possession. Love of honor is a very shady sort of possession.
Herodotus quotes: Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
Herodotus quotes: Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
Herodotus quotes: Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks
Herodotus quotes: It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing. It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
Herodotus quotes: Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh. Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
Herodotus quotes: Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change. Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
Herodotus quotes: As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning. As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.
Herodotus quotes: Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate. Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate.
Herodotus quotes: There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob. There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.
Herodotus quotes: The trials of living and the pangs of disease make even the short span of life too long. The trials of living and the pangs of disease make even the short span of life too long.
Herodotus quotes: All of life is action and passion, and not to be involved in the actions and passions of your time is to risk having not really lived at all. All of life is action and passion, and not to be involved in the actions and passions of your time is to risk having not really lived at all.
Herodotus quotes: Chances rule men and not men chances. Chances rule men and not men chances.
Herodotus quotes: In soft regions are born soft men. In soft regions are born soft men.
Herodotus quotes: The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence. The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
Herodotus quotes: If one is sufficiently lavish with time, everything possible happens. If one is sufficiently lavish with time, everything possible happens.
Herodotus quotes: So much, then, for the fish. So much, then, for the fish.
Herodotus quotes: The sun will not shine on any country that has borders with ours. The sun will not shine on any country that has borders with ours.
Herodotus quotes: It [Egypt] has more wonders in it than any other country in the world and provides more works that defy description than any otherplace. It [Egypt] has more wonders in it than any other country in the world and provides more works that defy description than any otherplace.
Herodotus quotes: Envy is so natural to human kind, that it cannot but arise. Envy is so natural to human kind, that it cannot but arise.
Herodotus quotes: How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied. How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
Herodotus quotes: When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers. When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.
Herodotus quotes: Now stop your dancing; you wouldn't come out and dance when I played to you. Now stop your dancing; you wouldn't come out and dance when I played to you.
Herodotus quotes: The destiny of man is in his own soul. The destiny of man is in his own soul.
Herodotus quotes: A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments. A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.
Herodotus quotes: Men trust their ears less than their eyes. Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
Herodotus quotes: Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace. Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
Herodotus quotes: A man trusts his ears less than his eyes. A man trusts his ears less than his eyes.
Herodotus quotes: Call no man happy before he dies. Call no man happy before he dies.
Herodotus quotes: It is the gods' custom to bring low all things of surpassing greatness. It is the gods' custom to bring low all things of surpassing greatness.
Herodotus quotes: In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons. In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons.
Herodotus quotes: 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. 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 quotes: The worst pain a man can have is to know much and be impotent to act. The worst pain a man can have is to know much and be impotent to act.
Herodotus quotes: Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use. Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use.
Herodotus quotes: History is marked by alternating movements across the imaginary line that separates East from West in Eurasia. History is marked by alternating movements across the imaginary line that separates East from West in Eurasia.
Herodotus quotes: It is better to be envied than pitied. It is better to be envied than pitied.
Herodotus quotes: Historia (Inquiry); so that the actions of of people will not fade with time. Historia (Inquiry); so that the actions of of people will not fade with time.
Herodotus quotes: If you have two loaves of bread, keep one to nourish the body, but sell the other to buy hyacinths for the soul. If you have two loaves of bread, keep one to nourish the body, but sell the other to buy hyacinths for the soul.
Herodotus quotes: Where even a falsehood must be told, let it be told. Where even a falsehood must be told, let it be told.
Herodotus quotes: Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back. Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.
Herodotus quotes: My men have become women, but the women men. My men have become women, but the women men.
Herodotus quotes: To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing. To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
Herodotus quotes: When life is so burdensome death has become a sought after refuge. When life is so burdensome death has become a sought after refuge.
Herodotus quotes: Let there be nothing untried; for nothing happens by itself, but men obtain all things by trying. Let there be nothing untried; for nothing happens by itself, but men obtain all things by trying.
Herodotus quotes: The ear is a less trustworthy witness than the eye. The ear is a less trustworthy witness than the eye.
Herodotus quotes: The king's might is greater than human, and his arm is very long. The king's might is greater than human, and his arm is very long.
Herodotus quotes: God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself. God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.
Herodotus quotes: For as the body grows old, so the wits grow old and become blind towards all things alike. For as the body grows old, so the wits grow old and become blind towards all things alike.
Herodotus quotes: It is the closest place to the stars on Earth. (Kalkan) It is the closest place to the stars on Earth. (Kalkan)
Herodotus quotes: human prosperity never abides long in the same place, human prosperity never abides long in the same place,
Herodotus quotes: Dreams in general take their rise from those incidents which have most occupied the thoughts during the day. Dreams in general take their rise from those incidents which have most occupied the thoughts during the day.
Herodotus quotes: Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances. Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
Herodotus quotes: The Lacedaemonians fought a memorable battle; they made it quite clear that they were the experts, and that they were fighting against amateurs. The Lacedaemonians fought a memorable battle; they made it quite clear that they were the experts, and that they were fighting against amateurs.
Herodotus quotes: Good masters generally have bad slaves, and bad slaves have good masters. Good masters generally have bad slaves, and bad slaves have good masters.
Herodotus quotes: We have two useless gods who never leave our island, but like to dwell in it constantly, Poverty and Helplessness. We have two useless gods who never leave our island, but like to dwell in it constantly, Poverty and Helplessness.
Herodotus quotes: Force has no place where there is need of skill Force has no place where there is need of skill
Herodotus quotes: Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty. Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
Herodotus quotes: Those who are guided by reason are generally successful in their plans; those who are rash and precipitate seldom enjoy the favour of the gods. Those who are guided by reason are generally successful in their plans; those who are rash and precipitate seldom enjoy the favour of the gods.
Herodotus quotes: Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men. Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Herodotus quotes: Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects. Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
Herodotus quotes: I shall therefore discourse equally of both, convinced that human happiness never continues long in one stay. I shall therefore discourse equally of both, convinced that human happiness never continues long in one stay.
Herodotus quotes: Tell Greece that her spring has been taken out of her year. Tell Greece that her spring has been taken out of her year.
Herodotus quotes: The Colchians, Ethiopians and Egyptians have thick lips, broad nose, woolly hair and they are burnt of skin. The Colchians, Ethiopians and Egyptians have thick lips, broad nose, woolly hair and they are burnt of skin.