TOP 20 Herodotus Quotes



TOP 20 Herodotus Quotes.
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“Great things are won by great dangers.”
— Herodotus (00:00)

“Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use.”
— Herodotus (00:07)

“Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.”
— Herodotus (00:14)

“In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons.”
— Herodotus (00:21)

“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 (00:28)

“It is better to be envied than pitied.”
— Herodotus (00:35)

“A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king.”
— Herodotus (00:42)

“If you have two loaves of bread, keep one to nourish the body, but sell the other to buy hyacinths for the soul.”
— Herodotus (00:49)

“It is better by 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 might happen.”
— Herodotus (00:56)

“Force has no place where there is need of skill.”
— Herodotus (01:03)

“All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.”
— Herodotus (01:10)

“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.”
— Herodotus (01:17)

“I know that human happiness never remains long in the same place.”
— Herodotus (01:24)

“Men trust their ears less than their eyes.”
— Herodotus (01:31)

“History is marked by alternating movements across the imaginary line that separates East from West in Eurasia.”
— Herodotus (01:38)

“The most hateful grief of all human griefs is to have knowledge of a truth, but no power over the event.”
— Herodotus (01:45)

“The ear is a less trustworthy witness than the eye.”
— Herodotus (01:52)

“A man calumniated is doubly injured – first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.”
— Herodotus (01:59)

“Adversity has the effect of drawing out strength and qualities of a man that would have laid dormant in its absence.”
— Herodotus (02:06)

“Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.”
— Herodotus (02:13)

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