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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.
[Courage]
 

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

All is change; all yields its place and goes.
[Change]
 

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
[Success]
 

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
[Caution]
 

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.
[Cleverness]
 

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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