Euripides Quotes

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

 

 

“Stronger than lover’s love is lover’s hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.”
― Euripides

 

 

“When one with honeyed words but evil mind
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”
― Euripides

 

 

 

“The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour”
― Euripides

 

 

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”
― Euripides

 

 

“This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.”
― Euripides

 

 

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

 

 

“Cleverness is not wisdom.”
― Euripides

 

 

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

 

 

“I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.”
― Euripides

 

 

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

 

 

“Of all creatures that can feel and think,
we women are the worst treated things alive”
― Euripides

 

 

“He is not a lover who does not love forever.”
― Euripides

 

 

“In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you’ve heard the other side.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Your very silence shows you agree.”
― Europides

 

 

“It is a good thing to be rich and strong, but it is a better thing to be loved.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm; great good fortune comes to failure in the end. All is change; all yields its place and goes; to persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.”
― Euripides

 

 

 

“Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.”
― Euripides

 

 

“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”
― Euripides

 

 

“Do not mistake the rule of force
for true power. Men are not shaped by force.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes angry.”
― Euripides

 

 

“tell me how does it feel with my teeth in your heart!”
― Euripides

 

 

“Friends show their love in times of trouble.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.”
― Euripedes

 

 

 

“My love for you
was greater than my wisdom.”
― Euripides

 

“I’d three times sooner go to war than suffer childbirth once.”
― Euripides

 

 

“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.”
― Euripides

 

 

“No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.”
― Euripides

 

 

 

“He who believes needs no explanation.”
― Euripides

 

 

“For in other ways a woman is full of fear, defenseless, dreads the sight of cold steel; but, when once she is wronged in the matter of love, no other soul can hold so many thoughts of blood.”
― Euripides

 

 

“It’s human; we all put self interest first.”
― Euripides

 

 

“He is life’s liberating force.
He is release of limbs and communion through dance.
He is laughter, and music in flutes.
He is repose from all cares — he is sleep!
When his blood bursts from the grape
and flows across tables laid in his honor
to fuse with our blood,
he gently, gradually, wraps us in shadows
of ivy-cool sleep.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Mortal fate is hard. You’d best get used to it.”
― Euripides

 

 

“There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.”
― Euripides

 

 

“Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses his past and is dead for the future.”
― Euripides

 

 

“The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.”
― Euripides

 

 

“I understand too well the dreadful act
I’m going to commit, but my judgement
can’t check my anger, and that incites
the greatest evils human beings do.”
― Euripides

 

 

“When love is in excess, it brings a man no honor, no worthiness.”
― Euripides

 

 

“[Diontsos].
Swoony type,
long hair, bedroom eyes,
cheeks like wine.”
― Euripides

 

 

“The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.”
― Euripedes

 

 

“Young man,
two are the forces most precious to mankind.
The first is Demeter, the Goddess.
She is the Earth — or any name you wish to call her —
and she sustains humanity with solid food.
Next came Dionysus, the son of the virgin,
bringing the counterpart to bread: wine
and the blessings of life’s flowing juices.
His blood, the blood of the grape,
lightens the burden of our mortal misery.
Though himself a God, it is his blood we pour out
to offer thanks to the Gods. And through him, we are blessed.”
― Euripides

 

 

“death is the only water to wash away this dirt”
― Euripides

 

 

“Do not grieve so much for a husband lost that it wastes away your life.”
― Euripides, Medea

 

 

“Knowledge is not wisdom: cleverness is not, not without awareness of our death, not without recalling just how brief our flare is. He who overreaches will, in his overreaching, lose what he possesses, betray what he has now. That which is beyond us, which is greater than the human, the unattainably great, is for the mad, or for those who listen to the mad, and then believe them.”
― Euripides

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