Herodotus

(484 BC-425 BC / Halicarnassus)

Herodotus Quotes

  • ''Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 5.42.
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  • ''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.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.10.E....
  • ''They are free, but not entirely free. For Law is despot over them, and they fear him much more than your men fear you.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.104.4.
  • ''Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 8.3.
  • ''Soft men tend to be born from soft countries.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 9.122.
  • ''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.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.32.8.
  • ''We have two useless gods who never leave our island, but like to dwell in it constantly, Poverty and Helplessness.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 8.111.2.
  • ''As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.51.
  • ''It [Egypt] has more wonders in it than any other country in the world and provides more works that defy description than any other place.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.35.1.
  • ''The god loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.10.

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