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EURIPIDES
Greek tragic poet
(485 BC - 406 BC)
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A wise man in his house should find a wife gentle and courteous, or no wife at all.
      - [Wives]

All is change; all yields its place and goes.
      - [Change]

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
      - [Success]

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
      - [Caution]

Authority is never without hate.
      - [Authority]

Bear calamities with meekness.
      - [Calamities]

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
      - [Chance]

Cleverness is not wisdom.
      - [Cleverness]

Cowards do not count in battle; they are there but not in it.
      - [Cowardice]

Delusive hope still points to distant good.
      - [Hope]

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.
      - [Hope]

For silence and a chaste reserve is woman's genuine praise, and to remain quiet within the house.
      - [Women]

For the good, when praised, feel something of disgust, if to excess commended.
      - [Praise]

Had I succeeded well, I had been reckoned amongst the wise; our minds are so disposed to judge from the event.
      - [Success]

Happy is it to place a daughter; yet it pains a father's heart when he delivers to another's house a child, the object of his tender care.
      - [Daughters]

He is wise that is wise to himself.
      - [Wisdom]

His worth shines forth the brightest who in hope always confides; the abject soul despairs.
      - [Hope]

I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
      - [Friends]

I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his grief.
      - [Friends]

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
      - [Friends]

Ill-gotten wealth is never stable.
      - [Dishonesty]

In adverse hours the friendship of the good shines most; each prosperous day commands its friends.
      - [Trouble]

It's the wise man who stays home when he's drunk.
      - [Drinking]

Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.
      - [Partnerships]

Know we how many tomorrows the gods intend for our todays.
      - [Time]


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