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Herodotus quotes (10)

Of all mens miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
Herodotus   Category: Control

If a man insisted always on being serious and never allowed himself a bit of fun or relaxation he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
Herodotus   Category: Humor

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
Herodotus   Category: Deeds

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
Herodotus   Category: Ears

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   Category: Alcohol

All mens gains are the fruit of venturing.
Herodotus   Category: Action

No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace. For in peace sons bury fathers but war violates the order of nature and fathers bury sons.
Herodotus   Category: Order

It is better to be envied than pitied.
Herodotus   Category: Better

A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.
Herodotus   Category: Unsorted

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   Category: Mail