Herodotus

485 - 425 BC

A Quote by Herodotus on friend, precious, possessions, and herodotus

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: between friends

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A Quote by Herodotus on courage, boldness, bravery, brave, bold, indifference, fear, cowardly, coward, evil, and risk

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.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

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A Quote by Herodotus on happiness

Call no man happy before he dies.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: ascribed

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A Quote by Herodotus on knowledge, men, pain, and power

This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Herodotus on cities and gloom

Not snow, no, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed. Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. -Inscription, New York City Post Office adapted from Herodotus.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Herodotus on men and trust

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Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Herodotus on respect and women

A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Herodotus on drinking, execution, time, and wine

They [the Persians] are accustomed to deliberate on matters of the highest moment when warm with wine; but whatever they in this situation may determine is again proposed to them on the morrow, in their cooler moments, by the person in whose house they had before assembled. If at this time also it meet their approbation, it is executed; otherwise it is rejected. Whatever also they discuss when sober, is always a second time examined after they have been drinking.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Herodotus on envy and pity

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It is better to be envied than pitied.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Herodotus on force, needs, and skill

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

Contributed by: Zaady

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