Quotes by Euripides
I hold that mortal foolish who strives against the stress of necessity.
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.
This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
Every man is like the company he wont to keep.
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
Good slaves are concerned by the adversities of their masters
Slight not what 's near through aiming at what's far.
Slow but sure moves the might of the gods.
I sacrifice to no god save myself — And to my belly, greatest of deities.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
God helps him who strives hard.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
Authority is never without hate.
O lady, nobility is thine, and thy form is the reflection of thy nature!
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.
There is nothing more hostile to a city that a tyrant, under whom in the first and chiefest place, there are not laws in common, but one man, keeping the law himself to himself, has the sway, and this is no longer equal.
I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
Cowards do not count in battle; they are there, but not in it.
A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
The fountains of sacred rivers flow upwards.
Humility, a sense of reverence before the sons of heaven — of all the prizes that a mortal man might win, these, I say, are wisest; these are best.
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.
There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
Leave no stone unturned.
The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.
Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
I think,
Some shrewd man first, a man in judgment wise,
Found for mortals the fear of gods,
Thereby to frighten the wicked should they
Even act or speak or scheme in secret.
In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.
It is said that gifts persuade even the gods.
Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Where two discourse, if the one's anger rise,
The man who lets the contest fall is wise.
Cleverness is not wisdom. And not to think mortal thoughts is to see few days.
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