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    Greek historian & traveler


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    Quotes by Herodotus

    • Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
      Inscription, New York City Post Office, adapted from Herodotus
    • Force has no place where there is need of skill.
      The Histories of Herodotus
    • Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
      The Histories of Herodotus
    • Haste in every business brings failures.
      The Histories of 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.
      The Histories of Herodotus
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