10 wise sayings of Herodotus

(ORDO NEWS) — Herodotus (circa 484 BC – circa 425 BC) is an outstanding ancient Greek historian. He was born in Halicarnassus, in the Persian Empire, and was a contemporary of Euripides, Thucydides and Socrates.

The works of Herodotus are important sources on the history of Great Scythia, including descriptions of dozens of ancient peoples who at that time lived on the territory of modern Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.

Here are ten wise sayings of Herodotus that give food for thought:

About war and peace

In the world, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

About great sorrow

The most hated of all human sorrows: to know the truth, but not to have control over what is happening.

About having fun

If a man does his best to always be serious and never allow himself to have a little fun and relax, then he will go crazy or become unstable without realizing it.

About trust

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

On the power of knowledge

Power has no place where knowledge is needed.

About great deeds

Great things are usually done at great risk.

On God and Presumption

God does not tolerate presumption in anyone but Himself.

About climate and men

Soft men are born in regions with a mild climate.

About good and evil

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

About women

Remember that taking off clothes, a woman gets rid of modesty.


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