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Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. ---->>>

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

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. ---->>>

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 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.

The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

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. ---->>>

Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects. ---->>>

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

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.

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.

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.

The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence. ---->>>

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.

But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.

Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.

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

There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob. ---->>>

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.

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

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. ---->>>

How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied. ---->>>

Great things are won by great dangers. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty. ---->>>

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.

Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. ---->>>

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

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.

The destiny of man is in his own soul. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Soft men tend to be born from soft countries. ---->>>

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.

All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.

All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.

In soft regions are born soft men. ---->>>

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

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

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. ---->>>

God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself. ---->>>

The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes. ---->>>

The gods love to punish whatever is greater than the rest. ---->>>

One should always look to the end of everything, how it will finally come out. For the god has shown blessedness to many only to overturn them utterly in the end. ---->>>

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.

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.

Biography

Name: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
Born: 484 BC
Birthplace: Halicarnassus, Caria, Asia Minor, Persian Empire
Die: 409 BC
Occupation: Historian
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Herodotus (; Ancient Greek: Ἡρόδοτος, Hêródotos, Attic Greek pronunciation: [hɛː.ró.do.tos]) was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484–c. 425 BC), a contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides (wikipedia)