Herodotus

(484 BC-425 BC / Halicarnassus)

Herodotus Quotes

  • ''Tell Greece that her spring has been taken out of her year.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.162.
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  • ''Great things are won by great dangers.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.50.
  • ''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.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.32.
  • ''I know that human good fortune never remains in the same place.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.5.4.
  • ''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.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.153.1.
  • ''I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.152.
  • ''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.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.49.
  • ''To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.16.
  • ''Circumstances rule men and not men circumstances.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.49.
  • ''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.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.10.

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