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Euripides Quotes

Greek tragic dramatist.
(484 BC - 406 BC)

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'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.

A bad beginning makes a bad ending.

A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.

A wise fellow who is also worthless always charms the rabble.

All is change; all yields its place and goes.

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.

Authority is never without hate.

Better a serpent than a stepmother!

But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.

Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.

Do not consider painful what is good for you.

Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.

Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love.

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

Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.

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