Euripides Quotes

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.

Authority is never without hate.

Better a serpent than a stepmother!

But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man’s eyes.

Do not consider painful what is good for you.

Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.

Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love.

Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.

Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.

Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.

He is not a lover who does not love forever.

He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.

Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm.

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

Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain.

Impudence is the worst of all human diseases.

In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?

It’s not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.

Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.

Leave no stone unturned.

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.

Luckier than one’s neighbor, but still not happy.

Much effort, much prosperity.

New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.

No one is happy all his life long.

No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.

No one who lives in error is free.

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Prosperity is full of friends.

Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.

Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.

Slight not what’s near through aiming at what’s far.

Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise.

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

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

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.

The best of seers is he who guesses well.

The bold are helpless without cleverness.

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

The greatest pleasure of life is love.

The lucky person passes for a genius.

The wavering mind is but a base possession.

There is just one life for each of us: our own.

There is the sky, which is all men’s together.

This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought.

Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.

Twas but my tongue, ’twas not my soul that swore.

Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.

When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.

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

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.