Euripides Quotes

Euripides

Greek tragic dramatist (484 BC - 406 BC)

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All is change; all yields its place and goes.

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In misfortune, what friend remains a friend?

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Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.

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Human misery must somewhere have a stop: there is no wind that always blows a storm.

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Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.

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This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.

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I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.

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Of mortals there is no one who is happy. If wealth flows in upon one, one may be perhaps Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy.

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Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.

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Love must not touch the marrow of the soul. Our affections must be breakable chains that we can cast them off or tighten them.

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He is not a lover who does not love forever.

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It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.

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Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

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He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.

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Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.

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A second wife
is hateful to the children of the first;
a viper is not more hateful.

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A sweet thing, for whatever time,
to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost.

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Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.

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Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.

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You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you.

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I have found power in the mysteries of thought,
exaltation in the changing of the Muses;
I have been versed in the reasonings of men;
but Fate is stronger than anything I have known.

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Time cancels young pain.

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There is one thing alone
that stands the brunt of life throughout its course:
a quiet conscience.

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In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best.

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My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged.

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Leave no stone unturned.

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The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.

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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

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Slow but sure moves the might of the gods.

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Do not consider painful what is good for you.

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Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

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Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

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The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.

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Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.

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Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.

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Your very silence shows you agree.

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What is a seer? A man who with luck tells the truth sometimes, with frequent falsehoods, but when his luck deserts him, collapses then and there.

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I have found power in the mysteries of thought.

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Human excellence means nothing unless it works with the consent of God.

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The wisest men follow their own direction.

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Courage may be taught as a child is taught to speak.

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Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

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Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

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Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.

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