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Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
Herodotus

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Herodotus

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
Herodotus

The destiny of man is in his own soul
Herodotus

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

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]
Herodotus

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

In soft regions are born soft men.
Herodotus

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.
Herodotus

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

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

  • It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we antipicate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
  • Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
  • 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 only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
  • Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

 

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