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EURIPIDES
Greek tragic poet
(485 BC - 406 BC)
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There is no harbor of peace from the changing waves of joy and despair.
      - [Peace]

Time will reveal everything to posterity; it is a babbler and speaks even when no question is put.
      - [Time]

Time will unveil all things to posterity.
      - [Posterity]

To a father waxing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter; sons have spirits of a higher pitch, but less inclined to endearing fondness.
      - [Daughters]

Toil says the proverb, is the sire of fame.
      - [Toil]

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
      - [Tears]

We know the good, we apprehend it clearly, but we can't bring it to achievement.
      - [Goodness]

Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all; only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
      - [Character]

When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
      - [Love]

When roused to rage the maddening populace storms, their fury, like a rolling flame, bursts forth unquenchable; but give its violence ways, it spends itself, and as its force abates, learns to obey and yields it to your will.
      - [Mob]

Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave.
      - [Daring]

Who knows that 'tis not life which we call death, and death our life on earth?
      - [Death]

Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.
      - [Anger]

Woman is woman's natural ally.
      - [Women]

Would that I could live without care in the middle rank of life.
      - [Station]

Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor.
      - [Youth]

Zeus hates busybodies and those who do too much.
      - quoted by Emerson [Action]

Youth holds no society with grief.
      - l. 73 [Youth]

But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
      - Alcestis (418) [Death]

Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.
      - Andromeda (10, 2), (fragment) [Trouble]

The divine power moves with difficulty, but at the same time surely.
      - Bacchoe (382) [Retribution]

The first requisite to happiness is that a man be born in a famous city.
      - Encomium on Alcibiades, probably quoted
        [Cities]

God helps him who strives hard.
      - Eumenidoe [Help]

A bad ending follows a bad beginning.
      - Frag. Melanip. (Stoboeus) [Results]

Vengeance comes not slowly either upon you or any other wicked man, but steals silently and imperceptibly, placing its foot on the bad.
      - Fragment [Punishment]


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