Herodotus, The Histories Of Herodotus
Force has no place where there is need of skill.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
Haste in every business brings failures.
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.
In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
In soft regions are born soft men.
It is better to be envied than pitied.
Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed.
This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power.