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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1781
AUTHOR: Herodotus (484?–425? B.C.)
QUOTATION: But I like not these great successes of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.
ATTRIBUTION: HERODOTUS, Herodotus, trans. A. D. Godley, vol. 2, book 3, paragraph 40, pp. 53, 55 (1928). Excerpt from a letter from Amasis to Polycrates.