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

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

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