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Herodotus Quotes: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.




Herodotus Quotes: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.



Herodotus Quotes: "Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men."

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.



Herodotus Quotes: "Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks."

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.




Herodotus Quotes: "It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing."

It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.



Herodotus Quotes: "It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen."

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.



Herodotus Quotes: "Men trust their ears less than their eyes."

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.




Herodotus Quotes: "Circumstances rule men men do not rule circumstances."

Circumstances rule men men do not rule circumstances.



Herodotus Quotes: "Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change."

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.



Herodotus Quotes: "Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing."

Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.



Herodotus Quotes: "In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons."

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.



Herodotus Quotes: "If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own."

If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own.




Herodotus Quotes: "Great things are won by great dangers."

Great things are won by great dangers.



Herodotus Quotes: "Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh."

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.



Herodotus Quotes: "Of all possessions a friend is the most precious."

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.



Herodotus Quotes: "This is the worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing."

This is the worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.



Herodotus Quotes: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.



Herodotus Quotes: "But I like not these great success of yours for I know how jealous are the gods."

But I like not these great success of yours for I know how jealous are the gods.



Herodotus Quotes: "To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing."

To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.



Herodotus Quotes: "I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it."

I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.



Herodotus Quotes: "Force has no place where there is need of skill."

Force has no place where there is need of skill.



Herodotus Quotes: "The destiny of man is in his own soul."

The destiny of man is in his own soul.



Herodotus Quotes: "It is never right to injure anyone. It can never be right to make someone worse than he is."

It is never right to injure anyone. It can never be right to make someone worse than he is.



Herodotus Quotes: "All men's gains are the fruit of venturing."

All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.



Herodotus Quotes: "Death is a delightful hiding-place for weary men."

Death is a delightful hiding-place for weary men.



Herodotus Quotes: "It is better to be envied than pitied."

It is better to be envied than pitied.



Herodotus Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all the conscientious historian will correct these defects."

Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all the conscientious historian will correct these defects.



Herodotus Quotes: "Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back."

Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.