Euripides Quotes

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
The man who knows when not to act is wise. To my mind, bravery is forethought.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Man's most valuable trait Is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today--and in fact we have forgotten.
Youth is the best time to be rich and the best time to be poor.
Silver and gold are not the only coin virtue too passes current all over the world.
Cowards do not count in battle they are there, but not in it.
Second thoughts are ever wiser.
A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.
Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.
Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.
The gifts of a bad man bring no good with them.
The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Account no man happy till he dies.
There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
This is courage in a man to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
Of mortals there is no one who is happy. If wealth flows in upon one, one may be perhaps Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy.
Real friendship is shown in times of trouble prosperity is full of friends.
I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
Do we, holding that gods exist, deceive ourselves with unsubstantiated dreams, and lies, while random careless chance and change alone rule the world
Judge a tree from its fruit not from the leaves.
For with slight efforts how should we obtain great results It is foolish even to desire it.
Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave.
I have found power in the mysteries of thought.
Your very silence shows you agree.
Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.
Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Do not consider painful what is good for you.
A sweet thing, for whatever time, to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost.
A second wife is hateful to the children of the first a viper is not more hateful.
Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.
I have found power in the mysteries of thought, exaltation in the changing of the Muses I have been versed in the reasonings of men but Fate is stronger than anything I have known.
The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.
Time cancels young pain.
Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.
Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.
Leave no stone unturned.
There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course a quiet conscience.
My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged.
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.
In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best.
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
You were a stranger to sorrow therefore Fate has cursed you.
When love is in excess it brings a man nor honor nor any worthiness.
Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.
The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.
I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury, fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils.
What greater grief than the loss of one's native land.
There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.
The wisest men follow their own direction.
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.
Slow but sure moves the might of the gods.
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