Herodotus

the ancient Greek known as the father of history; his accounts of the wars between the Greeks and Persians are the first known examples of historical writing (485-425 BC)

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It is better to be envied than pitied.
Haste in every business brings failures.
Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Dreams in general take their rise from those incidents which have most occupied the thoughts during the day.
Force has no place where there is need of skill.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
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.
In peace, children inter their parents war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
In soft regions are born soft men.
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.
Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
Mens fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
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
Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed.
One man envies the success in life of another, and hates him in secret; nor is he willing to give him good advice when he is consulted, except it be by some wonderful effort of good feeling, and there are, alas, few such men in the world. A real friend, on the other hand, exults in his friend?s happiness, rejoices in all his joys, and is ready to afford him the best advice.
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.
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.
The destiny of man is in his own soul
The king's might is greater than human, and his arm is very long.
The man of affluence is not in fact more happy than the possessor of a bare competency, unless, in addition to his wealth, the end of his life be fortunate. We often see misery dwelling in the midst of splendour, whilst real happiness is found in humbler stations.
This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.
Those who are guided by reason are generally successful in their plans; those who are rash and precipitate seldom enjoy the favour of the gods.
Those who are skilled in archery bend their bow only when they are prepared to use it; when they do not require it they allow it to remain unbent, for otherwise it would be unserviceable when the time for using it arrived. So it is with man. If he were to devote himself unceasingly to a dull round of business, without breaking the monotony by cheerful amusements, he would fall imperceptibly into idiotcy, or be struck with paralysis.

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