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Heródoto

Fecha de nacimiento: 484 a.C.
Fecha de muerte: 425 a.C.

Heródoto de Halicarnaso fue un historiador y geógrafo griego que vivió entre el 484 y el 425 a. C., tradicionalmente considerado como el padre de la Historia en el mundo occidental y fue el primero en componer un relato razonado y estructurado de las acciones humanas.[1]​

Dedicó parte de su vida a efectuar viajes para obtener la información y los materiales que le permitieron escribir una obra de gran valor histórico y literario.[1]​ No obstante, recibió severas críticas, incluso por parte de sus contemporáneos, por incluir en su trabajo anécdotas y digresiones que, aunque proporcionaban informaciones valiosas, poco tenían que ver con el objeto de estudio que se había propuesto: las luchas de los persas contra los griegos.[1]​

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Photo: Marie-Lan Nguyen (2009) / Public domain

„La democracia lleva el más bello nombre que existe, igualdad.“

—  Heródoto

Fuente: Ortega Blake, Arturo. El gran libro de las frases célebres. Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial México, 2013 ISBN 978-60-7311-631-2.

„De todos los infortunios que afligen a la humanidad el más amargo es que hemos de tener conciencia de mucho y control de nada.“

—  Heródoto

Fuente: Herrera Carles, Humberto. 1500 Frases, pensamientos para la vida. Editor Lulu.com. ISBN 9781105216565, p. 82.

„De todas las miserias del hombre, la más amarga es ésta: saber tanto y no tener dominio de nada.“

—  Heródoto

Fuente: [Walker, Joseph M., Madrid: Edimat Libros, La Grecia Antigua, 1999, 460, ISBN 84-8403-490-9]

„Es más fácil embaucar a muchos juntos que a uno solo.“

—  Heródoto

Fuente: Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Viajes con Heródoto. Editorial Anagrama, 2010. ISBN 9788433932341.

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„Tu estado de ánimo es tu destino.“

—  Heródoto

Fuente: González-Cotta, Javier. Estambul. Editorial Almuzara, 2013. ISBN 9788415828785.

„La muerte es el refugio de los hombres cansados.“

—  Heródoto

Fuente: Pumarega, Manuel. Frases célebres de hombres célebres. 3.ª Edición. Editorial México, 1949, p. 108.

„Call no man happy till he dies.“

—  Herodotus

Herodotus actually attributes this to Solon in a conversation with King Crœsus.
Variants:
Deem no man happy, until he passes the end of his life without suffering grief
Many very wealthy men are not happy, while many who have but a moderate living are fortunate; and in truth the very rich man who is not happy has two advantages only as compared with the poor man who is fortunate, whereas this latter has many as compared with the rich man who is not happy. The rich man is able better to fulfil his desire, and also to endure a great calamity if it fall upon him; whereas the other has advantage over him in these things which follow: — he is not indeed able equally with the rich man to endure a calamity or to fulfil his desire, but these his good fortune keeps away from him, while he is sound of limb, free from disease, untouched by suffering, the father of fair children and himself of comely form; and if in addition to this he shall end his life well, he is worthy to be called that which thou seekest, namely a happy man; but before he comes to his end it is well to hold back and not to call him yet happy but only fortunate. Now to possess all these things together is impossible for one who is mere man, just as no single land suffices to supply all things for itself, but one thing it has and another it lacks, and the land that has the greatest number of things is the best: so also in the case of a man, no single person is complete in himself, for one thing he has and another he lacks; but whosoever of men continues to the end in possession of the greatest number of these things and then has a gracious ending of his life, he is by me accounted worthy, O king, to receive this name.
The History of Herodotus Book I, Chapter 32 http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/hh/hh1030.htm.
Misattributed

„In peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons.“

—  Herodotus, libro Histories

Variant translation: In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Book 1, Ch. 87.
The Histories

„The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.“

—  Herodotus

The words of Socrates, as quoted by Diogenes Laertius.
Misattributed

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

—  Herodotus

This statement is not to be found in the works of Herodotus. It appears in the acknowledgements to Mark Twain's A Horse's Tale (1907) preceded by the words "Herodotus says", but Twain was simply summarizing what he took to be Herodotus' attitude to historiography.
Misattributed

„This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.“

—  Herodotus, libro Histories

Book 9, Ch. 16
Variant translations:
Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
The most hateful torment for men is to have knowledge of everything but power over nothing.
The Histories

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