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Euripides was a tragedian of classical Athens. Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, he is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom a significant number of plays have survived. Some ancient scholars attributed 95 plays to him but, according to the Suda, it was 92 at most. Of these, 18 or 19 have survived more or less complete (there has been debate about his authorship of Rhesus, largely on stylistic grounds) and there are also fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays. More of his plays have survived intact than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, partly because his popularity grew as theirs declined—he became, in the Hellenistic Age, a cornerstone of ancient literary education, along with Homer, Demosthenes, and Menander.

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A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger. Miscellaneous
Ares [the god of war] hates those who hesitate. War & Peace
Authority is never without hate. Power
Dead men have no victory. War & Peace
God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it. Religion & God ;Business, Commerce & Finance
In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side. Leaders & Leadership
Nothing prospers to the end. Miscellaneous
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. Human Nature ;Miscellaneous
The best of seers is he who guesses well. Miscellaneous
The weak are always at war with the stronger; that is the source of eternal hatreds. Power
Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave. Freedom & Liberty ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. Success
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Friendship
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails. Religion & God ;Happiness & Unhappiness
He is not a lover who does not love forever. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
He was a wise man who originated the idea of God. Religion & 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. Families, Children & Parenting
Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.
Leave no stone unturned.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend. Life ;Friendship
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy.
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes. Life ;Happiness & Unhappiness
New faces have more authority than accustomed ones.
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. Death
No one is happy all his life long. Life
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. Time
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Friendship
Prosperity is full of friends.
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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.
Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. War & Peace
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. Life
The bold are helpless without cleverness.
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
The greatest pleasure of life is love. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Life
There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness. Happiness & Unhappiness
There is the sky, which is all men's together. Nature
This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad. Religion & God
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. Families, Children & Parenting
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. Trust
'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. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Future
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor. Time