Euripedes

Euripedes
c. 480 B.C.
c. 405 B.C.

Greek Tragic Playwright, Last of the Three Great Tragedians of Classical Athens (others being Aeschylus and Sophocles)

Author Quotes

The divine power moves with difficulty, but at the same time surely.

The variety of all things forms a pleasure.

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

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

When a wise man chooses a sane basis for his arguments, it is no great task to speak well.

Whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.

The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable, is that which rages in the place of dearest love.

The wavering mind is a base property.

This town must learn, even against its will, how much it costs to scorn a God's mysteries and to be purged. So shall I vindicate my virgin mother and reveal myself to mortals as a God, the son of God.

Unblessed is the son who does not honor his parents; but if reverent and obedient to them, he will receive the same from his own children.

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.

Whose sons would cling bold to the craggy heights of war.

Tell me how does it feel with my teeth in your heart!

The first requisite to happiness is that a man be born in a famous city.

The ways of the gods are long, but in the end they are not without strength.

Those who look for filth, can find it at the height of noon.

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

When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.

Wine is a terrible foe, hard to wrestle with.

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

The fountains of sacred rivers flow upwards (i.e., everything is turned topsy turvy.)

The who wish to enjoy the wealth or power and favored by good friends, had his right.

Time cancels young pain.

Venus, thy eternal sway all the race of men obey.

When one receives the generosity of the gods, do not need it to friends, as sufficient for divine help, if God willing!

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First Name
Euripedes
Birth Date
c. 480 B.C.
Death Date
c. 405 B.C.
Bio

Greek Tragic Playwright, Last of the Three Great Tragedians of Classical Athens (others being Aeschylus and Sophocles)