Most popular Herodotus Quotes
Trust your ears less than your eyes.
Chances rule men and not men chances.
Fortune commands men, and not men fortune.
Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
Nothing is impossible in the long lapse of ages.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
It is the gods ' custom to bring low all things of surpassing greatness.
This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge, but no power.
Nothing in human life is more to be lamented, than that a wise man who should have so little influence.
Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed.
Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
It is better by a noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what may happen.
Every Egyptian was commanded by law annually to declare by what means he maintained himself; and if he omitted to it, or gave no satisfactory account of his way of living, he was punished with death.