Euripides Quotes

Most popular Euripides Quotes

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

children human nature

Women: the fairer sex.
— Euripides

famous

Leave no stone unturned.
— Euripides

effort

Cleverness is not wisdom.
— Euripides

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.
— Euripides

luck

Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
— Euripides

silence wisdom

Often a noble face hides filthy ways.
— Euripides

appearances face

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
— Euripides (Alexander)

tears

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
— Euripides

holding your tongue

Every man is like the company he keeps.
— Euripides

bad company

Moderation, the noblest gift of Heaven.
— Euripides

moderation

Discretion is the better part of valor.
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courage famous

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

The best of seers is he who guesses well.
— Euripides
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.
— Euripides

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.
— Euripides (Antiope)

ignorance misfortune

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
— Euripides
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.
— Euripides (Medea)

gift

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
— Euripides

necessity

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
— Euripides

forgiveness

I have found power in the mysteries of thought.
— Euripides

thinking

What is ordained is master of the gods and thee.
— Euripides

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.
— Euripides

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.
— Euripides (The Trojan Women)

tears

Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.
— Euripides
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.
— Euripides (Rhesus)

friendship

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

insanity

We pay a high price for being intelligent. Wisdom hurts.
— Euripides

intelligence

Experience, travel - these are an education in themselves.
— Euripides

education Travel

Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.
— Euripides (Andromeda)

trouble

Disaster appears, to crush
one man now, but afterward another.
— Euripides (Alcestis)

disasters

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

friendship

A wretched child is one who does not return his parents' care.
— Euripides

children ingratitude

Love is all we have, the only way
that each can help the other.
— Euripides (Orestes)

helping others love

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

hope

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

love

Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor.
— Euripides

wealth youth

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has,
is courage in a man.
— Euripides (Heracles)

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.
— Euripides

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.
— Euripides (Heracles)

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.
— Euripides (Andromache)

tongue

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

women

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

courage

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

wealth

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

learning

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

cynical

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

virtue

Time will explain it all.  He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
— Euripides (Aeolus)

time

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

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.
— Euripides

today

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

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.
— Euripides

tyranny

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

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.
— Euripides

family parents