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  1. Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.

  2. The worst part a man can suffer is to have insight into much and power over nothing.

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

  4. The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.

  5. Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

  6. All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.

  7. The destiny of man is in his own soul

  8. Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

  9. Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

  10. 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.

  11. The gods loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest.

  12. How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.

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

  14. Soft men tend to be born from soft countries.

  15. Mens fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.

  16. In soft regions are born soft men.

  17. Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.

  18. These 'messengers' will not be hindered from accomplishing at their best speed the distance which they have to go, either by snow, or rain, or heat, or by the darkness of night.

  19. Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. The Motto Of The U.S. Postal Service

  20. Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest.

  21. It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a days journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.

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

  23. It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself.

  24. A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.

  25. God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.

  26. One should always look to the end of everything, how it will finally come out. For the god has shown blessedness to many only to overturn them utterly in the end.

  27. 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.

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

  29. Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.

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

  31. Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate.

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

  33. Force has no place where there is need of skill.

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Who is Herodotus? Some facts about Herodotus from biography. Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian from Ionia who lived in the 5th century BCE (ca. 484 BCE–ca. 425 BCE) and is regarded as the "Father of History:" As he was the first to use the term. He is almost exclusively known for writing The Histories, a record of his 'inquiries' (or ἱστ... Read more about Herodotus on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Herodotus on YouTube. Browse a lot of books about Herodotus on Amazon to get more reference.


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