Herodotus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old herodotus quotes, herodotus sayings, and herodotus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.     

Herodotus

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.     

Herodotus

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.     

Herodotus

It is better to be envied than pitied.     

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

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.     

Herodotus

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

Herodotus

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

Herodotus

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.     

Herodotus

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

Herodotus

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

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

Herodotus

Cotton is almost pure cellulose, with softness and breathability that have made it the world 's most popular natural fibre.     

Herodotus

How can a monarchy be a suitable thing, which allows a man to do as he pleases with none to hold him to account. And even if you were to take the best man on earth, and put him into a monarchy, you put outside him the thoughts that usually guide him.     

Herodotus

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.      

Herodotus

He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.     

Herodotus

The Egyptians were the first to discover the solar year, and to portion out its course into twelve parts both the space of time and the seasons which they delimit. It was observation of the course of the stars which led them to adopt this divisionIt is also the Egyptians who first bought into use the names of the twelve gods, which the Greeks adopted from them.     

Herodotus

Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.     

Herodotus

The sun will not shine on any country that has borders with ours.     

Herodotus

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.     

Herodotus

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

Herodotus