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 company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.

The man who melts with social sympathy, though not allied, is more worth than a thousand kinsmen.

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

Today's today. Tomorrow we may be ourselves gone down the drain of Eternity.

What mortal claims, by searching to the utmost limit, to have found out the nature of God, or of his opposite, or of that which comes between, seeing as he doth this world of man tossed to and fro by waves of contradiction and strange vicissitudes?

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

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

The conflict of patience is such, that the vanquished is better than the vanquisher.

The real hero stands steadfast in the front row, unperturbed not blinking an eye in the face of the launch of the winged spear.

There's nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.

Toil says the proverb, is the sire of fame.

What other creatures are bred so exquisitely and purposefully for mistreatment as women are?

Who so neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead to the future.

Zeus hates busybodies and those who do too much.

The coward despairs.

The same man cannot be skilled in everything; each has his special excellence.

They say that the eyes of the hosts look to help seekers exiles in the Annex for just one day.

Try first thyself, and after call in God, For to the worker God himself lends aid.

When a good man is hurt all who would be called good must suffer with him.

Who then will dare to say I'm weak or timid? No, they'll say I'm loyal as a friend, ruthless as a foe, so much like a hero destined for glory.

The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.

The sweetest teaching did he introduce, concealing truth under untrue speech. The place he spoke of as the gods' abode was that by which he might awe humans most, — The place from which, he knew, terrors came to mortals and things advantageous in their wearisome life — The revolving heaven above, in which dwell the lightnings, and awesome claps of thunder, and the starry face of heaven, beautiful and intricate by that wise craftsman Time, — from which, too, the meteor's glowing mass speeds and wet thunderstorm pours forth upon the earth.

This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.

Try refusing the arrangement, or later petition for divorce -- the first is impossible while the second is like admitting you're a whore.

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

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c. 480 B.C.
Death Date
c. 405 B.C.

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