Herodotus Quotes
Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire. He is known for having written the book The Histories, a detailed record of his "inquiry" on the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars.
"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."
"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."

“When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.”

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”

“When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”

“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.”

“Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.”

“When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

”Twas but my tongue, ’twas not my soul that swore.”

“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.”

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

“I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.”

“Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.”

“To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.”

“It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.”

“Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.”

“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.”

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

“There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing”

“The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless. “

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

“A man calumniated is doubly injured – first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.”

“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.”

“Men’s fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.”

“When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.”

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

“The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.”

“The gods love to punish whatever is greater than the rest.”