Herodotus

 

Herodotus (c. 490-425/420)

“It is much more agreeable to be the object of envy than of pity.”

  • A quote in the character of the Cornthian tyrant, Periander, from The Histories by Herodotus (Book III), translated by Aubrey De Sélincourt and revised by John Marincola (Penguin Classics, 2002).

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