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All Quotes by author - Herodotus
" All men's gains are the fruit of venturing. "
" A man calumniated is doubly injured - first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it. "
" As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning. "
" 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. "
" Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest. "
" Force has no place where there is need of skill. "
" God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself. "
" Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. "
" Great things are won by great dangers. "
" 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. "
" How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied. "
" I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it. "
" 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. "
" If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own. "
" Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change. "
" 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. "
" In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. "
" In soft regions are born soft men. "
" 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. "
" It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself. "
" Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh. "
" Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate. "
" Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever. "
" Men trust their ears less than their eyes. "
" Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. "
" Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. "
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