Euripides

one of the greatest tragic dramatists of ancient Greece (480-406 BC)

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A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today--and in fact we have forgotten.
A second wife is hateful to the children of the first a viper is not more hateful.
A sweet thing, for whatever time, to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost.
Account no man happy till he dies.
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.
Courage may be taught as a child is taught to speak.
Cowards do not count in battle they are there, but not in it.
Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.
Do not consider painful what is good for you.
Do we, holding that gods exist, deceive ourselves with unsubstantiated dreams, and lies, while random careless chance and change alone rule the world
Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.
For with slight efforts how should we obtain great results It is foolish even to desire it.
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
Friends show their love in times of trouble...
He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.
Human excellence means nothing unless it works with the consent of God.
I care for riches, to make gifts To friends, or lead a sick man back to health With ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealth For daily gladness once a man be done With hunger, rich and poor are all as one.
I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
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.
I have found power in the mysteries of thought.
I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury, fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils.
In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.
In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best.
It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
Judge a tree from its fruit not from the leaves.
Leave no stone unturned.
Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.
Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.
Man's most valuable trait Is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
Much effort, much prosperity.
My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged.
Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
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.
Often a noble face hides filthy ways.
Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.
Second thoughts are ever wiser.
Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.
Silver and gold are not the only coin virtue too passes current all over the world.
Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.
Slow but sure moves the might of the gods.
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.
The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.
The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.
The gifts of a bad man bring no good with them.
The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
The man who knows when not to act is wise. To my mind, bravery is forethought.
The wisest men follow their own direction.
There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.
There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course a quiet conscience.
This is courage in a man to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
Time cancels young pain.
Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
What greater grief than the loss of one's native land.
When good men die their goodness does not perish, But lives though they are gone. As for the bad, All that was theirs dies and is buried with them.
When love is in excess it brings a man nor honor nor any worthiness.
Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.
You were a stranger to sorrow therefore Fate has cursed you.
Your very silence shows you agree.
Youth is the best time to be rich and the best time to be poor.

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