Herodotus Quotes

Cyrus collected together all the camels which had come in the train of his army to carry provisions, and mounted riders upon them… The horse has a natural dread of the camel, and cannot abide either the sight or the smell of that animal. The two armies then joined battle, and immediately, the Lydian war-horses, […]

No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace. For in peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons.

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

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

Chances rule men and not men chances.