Herodotus

(484 BC-425 BC / Halicarnassus)

Herodotus Quotes

  • ''There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 3.81.1.
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  • ''For of those [cities] that were great in earlier times, most of them have now become small, while those which were great in my time were small formerly.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.5.4.
  • ''The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.6.2.
  • ''Lion, with enduring heart, suffer the unendurable
    None of mankind that does wrong shall fail to pay the penalty.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 5.56.
  • ''Let there be nothing untried; for nothing happens by itself, but men obtain all things by trying.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.9.
  • ''Before a man dies, hold back and call him not happy but lucky.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.32.
  • ''But if you know that you are a man too, and that even such are those that rule, learn this first of all: that all human affairs are a wheel which, as it turns, does not allow the same men always to be fortunate.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 1.207.
  • ''The sun will not shine on any country that has borders with ours.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.8.
  • ''Love of honor is a very shady sort of possession.''
    Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 3.52.4.

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