Authors - Euripides

Brief Biography

Euripides (480 - 406 BC) was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him but according to the Suda it was ninety-two at most. Of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete (there has been debate about his authorship of Rhesus, largely on stylistic grounds) and there are also fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays. More of his plays have survived intact than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly due to mere chance and partly because his popularity grew as theirs declined - he became, in the Hellenistic Age, a cornerstone of ancient literary education, along with Homer, Demosthenes and Menander. - Wikipedia

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Quote 295by Anonymous on 26/12/2010

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
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    Quote 464by Anonymous on 04/01/2011

    No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
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      Quote 1809by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

      Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
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        Quote 2130by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

        Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.
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          Quote 2184by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

          'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.
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            Quote 2241by Anonymous on 25/01/2011

            The variety of all things forms a pleasure.
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              Quote 2397by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

              There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course: a quiet conscience.
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                Quote 2437by Anonymous on 29/01/2011

                This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
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                  Quote 2616by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                  It is said that gifts persuade even the gods.
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                    Quote 3259by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                    I sacrifice to no god save myself - And to my belly, greatest of deities.
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                      Quote 3333by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                      Cleverness is not wisdom.
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                        Quote 3550by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                        A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
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                          Quote 4004by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                          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.
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                            Quote 4292by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                            Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.
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                              Quote 4387by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                              Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.
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                                Quote 4957by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

                                Whoso neglects learning in his youth,Loses the past and is dead for the future.
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                                  Quote 5022by Anonymous on 06/05/2011

                                  The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.
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                                    Quote 5047by Anonymous on 10/05/2011

                                    Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
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                                      Quote 5104by Anonymous on 18/05/2011

                                      Your very silence shows you agree.
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                                        Quote 5125by Anonymous on 21/05/2011

                                        Time cancels young pain.
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                                          Quote 5141by Anonymous on 24/05/2011

                                          When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.
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                                            Quote 5285by Anonymous on 12/06/2011

                                            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.
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                                              Quote 5414by Anonymous on 27/06/2011

                                              You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you.
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                                                Quote 5522by Anonymous on 11/07/2011

                                                Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.
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                                                  Quote 5602by Anonymous on 27/07/2011

                                                  The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.
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                                                    Quote 5711by Anonymous on 21/08/2011

                                                    Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.
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                                                      Quote 5729by Anonymous on 22/08/2011

                                                      A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
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                                                        Quote 5932by Anonymous on 06/09/2011

                                                        A second wifeis hateful to the children of the first;a viper is not more hateful.
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                                                          Quote 5958by Anonymous on 07/09/2011

                                                          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.
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                                                            Quote 6012by Anonymous on 12/09/2011

                                                            Leave no stone unturned.
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                                                              Quote 6015by Anonymous on 12/09/2011

                                                              In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.
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                                                                Quote 6082by Anonymous on 13/09/2011

                                                                I care for riches, to make giftsTo friends, or lead a sick man back to healthWith ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealthFor daily gladness; once a man be doneWith hunger, rich and poor are all as one.
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                                                                  Quote 6733by Anonymous on 06/10/2011

                                                                  A sweet thing, for whatever time,to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost.
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                                                                    Quote 6820by Anonymous on 09/10/2011

                                                                    The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
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                                                                      Quote 6852by Anonymous on 11/10/2011

                                                                      When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
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                                                                        Quote 7341by Anonymous on 03/11/2011

                                                                        Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.
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                                                                          Quote 7861by Anonymous on 25/02/2012

                                                                          Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
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                                                                            Quote 8933by Anonymous on 06/06/2012

                                                                            It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.
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                                                                              Quote 13065by Anonymous on 17/06/2013

                                                                              Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
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                                                                                Quote 13095by Anonymous on 18/06/2013

                                                                                Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
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                                                                                  Quote 13207by Anonymous on 27/06/2013

                                                                                  Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
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                                                                                    Quote 13619by Anonymous on 08/08/2013

                                                                                    Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
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                                                                                      Quote 13864by Anonymous on 12/09/2013

                                                                                      Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.
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                                                                                        Quote 14069by Anonymous on 21/10/2013

                                                                                        Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
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