Euripides Quotes

Euripides Quotes

The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.

Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.

Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Who knoweth if to die be but to live, and that called life by mortals be but death?

Leave no stone unturned.

The good and wise lead quite lives

The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.

What mortal claims, by searching to the utmost limit, to have found out the nature of God, or of his opposite, or of that which comes between, seeing as he doth this world of man tossed to and fro by waves of contradiction and strange vicissitudes?

That mortal is a fool who, prospering, thinks his life has any strong foundation; since our fortune's course of action is the reeling way a madman takes, and no one person is ever happy all the time.

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course; a quiet conscience.

ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred with out a head

This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.

Again, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having the openness and exuberance of youth, while a tyrant counts this a danger, and seeks to slay or silence those possessed of spirit, while the discreet fear his power and violence.

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

When one with honeyed words but evil mind
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.

Not yet do you feel it. Wait for the future.

For in other ways a woman is full of fear, defenseless, dreads the sight of cold steel; but, when once she is wronged in the matter of love, no other soul can hold so many thoughts of blood.

O what will she do, a soul bitten into with wrong?

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