Quotation Explorer - 'Herodotus'

CLIO, n. One of the nine Muses. Clio's function was to preside over history -- which she did with great dignity, many of the prominent citizens of Athens occupying seats on the platform, the meetings being addressed by Messrs. Xenophon, Herodotus and other popular speakers. - Ambrose Bierce
Haste in every business brings failures. - Herodotus
The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing. - Herodotus
Now if a man thus favoured died as he has lived, he will be just the one you are looking for: the only sort of person who deserves to be called happy. But mark this: until he is dead, keep the word "happy" in reserve. Till then, he is not happy, but only lucky... - Herodotus
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. - Herodotus
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. - Herodotus
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. - Herodotus
Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed. - Herodotus
This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power. - Herodotus
In soft regions are born soft men. - Herodotus
In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children. - Herodotus
Herodotus says, "Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects. - Mark Twain
Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects. - Herodotus
Men trust their ears less than their eyes. - Herodotus
It is better to be envied than pitied. - Herodotus
Force has no place where there is need of skill. - Herodotus
The king's might is greater than human, and his arm is very long. - Herodotus
After all, no one is stupid enough to prefer war to peace; in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers bury their sons. - Herodotus
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