Herodotus Quotes

« Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. » ~Herodotus

« In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. » ~Herodotus

« In soft regions are born soft men. » ~Herodotus

« It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing. » ~Herodotus

« Men trust their ears less than their eyes. » ~Herodotus

“No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace – in peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons.” ~Herodotus

« The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing. » ~Herodotus

« Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects. » ~Herodotus

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Aeschylus Quotes

« From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. » ~Aeschylus

« I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. » ~Aeschylus

« It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.  » ~Aeschylus

“Nothing forces us to know what we do not want to know. » ~Aeschylus, The Oresteia (Everyman’s Library)

“There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.” ~Aeschylus, The Oresteia (Everyman’s Library)

“What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?” ~Aeschylus on Hospitality

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