Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Quotes by Euripides

“Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.”
-Euripides

“Do not consider painful what is good for you.”
-Euripides

“Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.”
-Euripides

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”
-Euripides

“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.”
-Euripides

“The wisest men follow their own direction.”
-Euripides

“Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.”
-Euripides

“When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”
-Euripides

“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.” -Euripides “Your very silence shows you agree.”
-Euripides

“Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.”
-Euripides, 'Rhesus'

“I have found power in the mysteries of thought.”
-Euripides, 438 B.C.

“A bad beginning makes a bad ending.”
-Euripides, Aegeus

“The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.”
-Euripides, Aegeus

“Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.”
-Euripides, Aeolus

“A second wife is hateful to the children of the first; a viper is not more hateful.”
-Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.

“A sweet thing, for whatever time, to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost.”
-Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.

“Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.”
-Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.

“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.” -Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.

“Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.”
-Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.

“Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.”
-Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.

“Time cancels young pain.”
-Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.

“You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you.”
-Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.

“Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.”
-Euripides, Antigone

“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.”
-Euripides, Electra, 413 B.C.

“In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.”
-Euripides, Heraclidae, circa 428 B.C.

“Leave no stone unturned.”
-Euripides, Heraclidae, circa 428 B.C.

“In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best.”
-Euripides, Hippolytus, 428 B.C.

“My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged.”
-Euripides, Hippolytus, 428 B.C.

“There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course: a quiet conscience.” -Euripides, Hippolytus, 428 B.C.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!