Euripides Quotes

Most popular Euripides Quotes

Here all mankind is equal; rich and poor alike, they love their children.
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children human nature

Women: the fairer sex.
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famous

Leave no stone unturned.
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effort

Cleverness is not wisdom.
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wisdom

Love's all in all to woman.
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women

Woman is woman's natural ally.
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women

Second thoughts are ever wiser.
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Authority is never without hate.
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authority

Money is the wise man's religion.
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money

The lucky man passes for a genius.
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luck

Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
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silence wisdom

Often a noble face hides filthy ways.
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appearances face

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

tears

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
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holding your tongue

Every man is like the company he keeps.
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bad company

Moderation, the noblest gift of Heaven.
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moderation

Discretion is the better part of valor.
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courage famous

The wise men to follow their own course.
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Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.
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fear reason

The best of seers is he who guesses well.
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Necessity is harsh. Fate has no reprieve.
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fate necessity

There is pleasure in hardship heard about.
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cynical human nature

Toil, says the proverb, is the sire of fame.
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hard work

Ten thousand men possess ten thousand hopes.
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human nature mankind

Not everything connected with old age is bad.
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old age

Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.

ignorance misfortune

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
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A man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.
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marriage wife

There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.

gift

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
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necessity

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
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forgiveness

I have found power in the mysteries of thought.
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thinking

What is ordained is master of the gods and thee.
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fate

Old age is not a total misery. Experience helps.
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old age

Judge a tree from its fruit; not from the leaves.
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judging

Sight not what's near, when aiming at what's far.
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goals success

When good men die their goodness does not perish.
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Goodness

A few bear fruit in happiness; the others go awry.
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Those who are sad find somehow sweetness in tears.

tears

Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.
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Money is far more persuasive than logical arguments.
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money

I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.

friendship

Bearing a child is worse than fighting three battles.
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Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
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insanity

We pay a high price for being intelligent. Wisdom hurts.
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intelligence

Experience, travel - these are an education in themselves.
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education Travel

Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.

trouble

Disaster appears, to crush
one man now, but afterward another.

disasters

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
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friendship

A wretched child is one who does not return his parents' care.
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children ingratitude

Love is all we have, the only way
that each can help the other.

helping others love

A man's worth shines forth the brightest, who in hope confides.
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hope

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
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love

Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor.
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wealth youth

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has,
is courage in a man.

perseverance

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

Woman brings to man his greatest blessing and his greatest plague.
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women

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

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

courage

There is no harbor of peace from the changing waves of joy and despair.
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life

There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
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misfortune

Here all mankind is equal: rich and poor alike, they love their children.
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parents

Out of some little thing, to free a tongue
Can make an outrageous wrangle.

tongue

There is no jewel in the world so valuable as a chaste and virtuous woman.
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Neither earth nor ocean produces a creature as savage and monstrous as woman.
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women

The man who knows when not to act is wise. To my mind, bravery is forethought.
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courage

I care for riches, to make gifts to friends, or lead a sick man back to health.
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wealth

Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
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learning

We know the good, we apprehend it clearly. But we can't bring it to achievement.
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cynical

Keep alive the light of justice, and much that men say in blame will pass you by.
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The same man cannot be skilled in everything; each has his own special excellence.
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Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
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virtue

Time will explain it all.  He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.

time

To persevere, trusting in what hopes one has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.
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courage hope

Power gives no purchase to the hand; it will not hold, soon perishes, and greatness goes.
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power

When the anger of the gods is incurred, wealth or power only bring more devastating punishment.
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power wealth

Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all; only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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character wealth

There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been created better than a good one.
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women

That man is happiest who lives day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of a life.
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today

Time will discover everything to posterity; it is a babbler, and speaks even when no question is put.
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time

Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing A potent spell. All women alike Fight fiercely for a child.
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mother

Few have greater riches than the joy that comes to us in visions, in dreams which no man can take away.
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dreams (during sleep)

Marry, and with luck it may go well. But when marriage fails, then those who marry lie at home in hell.
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marriage

Enjoy yourself, drink, call the life you live today your own, but only that; the rest belongs to chance.
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today

Of all the evils that infest a state, a tyrant is the greatest; his sole will commands the laws, and lords it over them.
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tyranny

Lucky that parent whose children make them happiness in life and not their grief, the anguished disappointment of their hopes.
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children family parents

Unblessed is the child who does not honor his parents; but if reverent and obedient to them, the child will receive the same from his own.
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family parents