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Herodotus (484 BC- 409 BC) quotes


  • A man calumniated is doubly injured, first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.
  • Circumstances rule men and not men circumstances.
  • Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
  • Great things are won by great dangers.
  • 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.
  • In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
  • The destiny of a man is in his own soul.
  • The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
  • The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.
  • When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.