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I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his griefEuripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity
The gods have sent medicines for the venom of serpents, but there is no medicine for a bad woman. She is more noxious than the viper, or than fire itself.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: The gods have sent medicines for the venom of serpents, but there is no medicine
In the hands of vicious men, a mob will do anything. But under good leaders it's quite a different story.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: In the hands of vicious men, a mob will do anything. But under good leaders
A woman like me! What am I like that's different from you or any manEuripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: A woman like me! What am I like that's different from you or any man
Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.
An ally need not own the land he helps.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: An ally need not own the land he helps.
To a father waxing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter; sons have spirits of a higher pitch, but less inclined to endearing fondness.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: To a father waxing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter; sons have spirits of
O lady, nobility is thine, and thy form is the reflection of thy nature!Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: O lady, nobility is thine, and thy form is the reflection of thy nature!
Sound judgement, with discernment is the best of seersEuripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Sound judgement, with discernment is the best of seers
When someone isn't seen for a long time, Well, folk soon begin to imagine the worst.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: When someone isn't seen for a long time, Well, folk soon begin to imagine the
There is no evil as terrible as a woman.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: There is no evil as terrible as a woman.
Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the
As long as the sole ruler and disposer of the universe, the nous, remained excluded from artistic activity, things were mixed together in a primeval chaos: this was what Euripides must have thought; and so, as the first "sober" one among them, he had to condemn the "drunken" poets. Sophocles said of Aeschylus that he did what was right, though he did it unconsciously. This was surely not how Euripides saw it. He might have said that Aeschylus, because he created unconsciously, did what was wrong. The divine Plato, too, almost always speaks only ironically of the creative faculty of the poet, insofar as it is not conscious insight, and places it on a par with the gift of the soothsayer and dream-interpreter: the poet is incapable of composing until he has become unconscious and bereft of understanding.Friedrich Nietzsche Euripides Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: As long as the sole ruler and disposer of the universe, the nous, remained excluded
I love the old way best, the simple way of poison, where we too are strong as men.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: I love the old way best, the simple way of poison, where we too are
Enjoy yourself, drink, call the life you live today your own; but only that, the rest belongs to chance.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Enjoy yourself, drink, call the life you live today your own; but only that, the
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.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or
None can hold fortune still and make it last.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: None can hold fortune still and make it last.
If I could remake the world, I'd banish women, send them away with all their trouble. Then children would come from a purer source.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: If I could remake the world, I'd banish women, send them away with all their
Euripides seems to have felt that the dignified perfection of Sophocles could be challenged only by novelty and irresponsibility. The religious conditions of the Dionysian festival kept him within certain bounds ... But within the imposed limits Euripides was as profane as he dared to be, making melodrama of the divine realities which his predecessors accepted religiously, using the stage merely as a convenience for popularizing his own eccentric values.Laura Riding Euripides Sayings By Laura Riding: Euripides seems to have felt that the dignified perfection of Sophocles could be challenged only
Men honor property above all else; it has the greatest power in human life.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Men honor property above all else; it has the greatest power in human life.
Who knows but life be that which men call death,
And death what men call life?
Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Who knows but life be that which men call death,And death what men call life?
In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best.
One moment, one short moment - and forever sorrow.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: One moment, one short moment - and forever sorrow.
Noble fathers have noble children.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Noble fathers have noble children.
Life is short; this being so, who would pursue great things and not bear with what is at hand? These are the ways of madmen and men of evil counsel, at least in my judgment.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Life is short; this being so, who would pursue great things and not bear with
Those who have not, and live in want, are a menace, Ridden with envy and fooled by demagogues.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Those who have not, and live in want, are a menace, Ridden with envy and
Let my heart be wise. It is the gods' best gift.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Let my heart be wise. It is the gods' best gift.
When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or
Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pourEuripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour
So, friends, what method should we use? Hard to choose. I could torch them in their love nest or butcher them in their fragrant bed.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: So, friends, what method should we use? Hard to choose. I could torch them in
Again, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having the openness and exuberance of youth, while a tyrant counts this a danger, and seeks to slay or silence those possessed of spirit, while the discreet fear his power and violence.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Again, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having the
I care for riches, to make gifts To friends, or lead a sick man back to health With ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealth For daily gladness; once a man be done With hunger, rich and poor are all as one.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: I care for riches, to make gifts To friends, or lead a sick man back
The brash unbridled tongue, the lawless folly of fools, will end in pain. But the life of wise content is blest with quietness, escapes the storm and keeps its house secure.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: The brash unbridled tongue, the lawless folly of fools, will end in pain. But the
Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.
Do not grieve so much for a husband lost that it wastes away your life.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Do not grieve so much for a husband lost that it wastes away your life.
A rare spoil for a man Is the winning of a good wife; very Plentiful are the worthless women.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: A rare spoil for a man Is the winning of a good wife; very Plentiful
The way of God is complex, he is hard for us to predict. He moves the pieces and they come somehow into a kind of order.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: The way of God is complex, he is hard for us to predict. He moves
Or else I would have sung a song
in response to what the male sex sings.
For our lengthy past has much to say
about men's lives as well as ours
Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Or else I would have sung a songin response to what the male sex sings.For
It is better to die on your feet than be called for offensive pass interference.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: It is better to die on your feet than be called for offensive pass interference.
Numbers are a fearful thing.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Numbers are a fearful thing.
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
I was thinking", he answered absently, "about Euripides; how, when he was an old man, he went and lived in a cave by the sea, and it was thought queer at the time. It seems that houses had become insupportable to him. I wonder whether it was because he had observed women so closely all his life.Willa Cather Euripides Sayings By Willa Cather: I was thinking", he answered absently, "about Euripides; how, when he was an old man,
Not for the first time I find our lives are a shadow, and I am not afraid to say that people who think they have everything figured out and are masters of logic - they are responsible for the greatest folly. No human being is happy. Strike it rich and you are luckier than your neighbor - but happy, never.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Not for the first time I find our lives are a shadow, and I am
Many a maiden,
With white feet dancing light as air,
Made happy music through the gloom.
Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Many a maiden,With white feet dancing light as air,Made happy music through the gloom.
Your very silence shows you agree.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Your very silence shows you agree.
It's the wise man who stays home when he's drunk.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: It's the wise man who stays home when he's drunk.
Do not consider painful what is good for you.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Do not consider painful what is good for you.
If an artist may say nothing except what he has invented by his own sole efforts, it stands to reason he will be poor in ideas. If he could take what he wants wherever he could find it, as Euripides and Dante and Michelangelo and Shakespeare and Bach were free, his larder would always be full, and his cookery might be worth tasting.Robin G. Collingwood Euripides Sayings By Robin G. Collingwood: If an artist may say nothing except what he has invented by his own sole
Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.
Not too little, not too much: there safety lies.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Not too little, not too much: there safety lies.
It is the thoughts of men that are deceitful, Their pledges that are loose.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: It is the thoughts of men that are deceitful, Their pledges that are loose.
O what will she do, a soul bitten into with wrong?Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: O what will she do, a soul bitten into with wrong?
To every man, even though he be a slave, the light of heaven is sweet.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: To every man, even though he be a slave, the light of heaven is sweet.
Tragedy is born of myth, not morality. Prometheus and Icarus are tragic heroes. Yet none of the myths in which they appear has anything to do with moral dilemmas. Nor have the greatest Greek tragedies.

If Euripides is the most tragic of the Greek playwrights, it is not because he deals with moral conflicts but because he understood that reason cannot be the guide of life.
John N. Gray Euripides Sayings By John N. Gray: Tragedy is born of myth, not morality. Prometheus and Icarus are tragic heroes. Yet none
Oh, great king with your dreams of grandeur yet to come/ vile as you are so shall your end be.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Oh, great king with your dreams of grandeur yet to come/ vile as you are
Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.
Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he
Power gives no purchase to the hand, it will not hold, soon perishes, and greatness goes.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Power gives no purchase to the hand, it will not hold, soon perishes, and greatness
Silence and chaste reserve is woman's genuine praise, and to remain quiet within the house.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Silence and chaste reserve is woman's genuine praise, and to remain quiet within the house.
Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.
The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.
Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,Is that which rages in the place of
The power that keeps cities of men together Is noble preservation of law.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: The power that keeps cities of men together Is noble preservation of law.
Those who look for filth, can find it at the height of noon.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Those who look for filth, can find it at the height of noon.
To die with glory, if one has to die at all, is still, I think, pain for the dier.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: To die with glory, if one has to die at all, is still, I think,
For the weariest road that man may wend
Is forth fromn the home of his father.
Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: For the weariest road that man may wendIs forth fromn the home of his father.
How sweet to remember the trouble that is past.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: How sweet to remember the trouble that is past.
If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.
Had I succeeded well, I had been reckoned amongst the wise; our minds are so disposed to judge from the event.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Had I succeeded well, I had been reckoned amongst the wise; our minds are so
Love's all in all to women.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Love's all in all to women.
Impudence is the worst of all human diseases.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Impudence is the worst of all human diseases.
To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish.
Since I am wise, some people envy me,
some think I'm idle, some the opposite,
and some feel threatened. Yet I'm not all that wise.
Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Since I am wise, some people envy me,some think I'm idle, some the opposite,and some
The variety of all things forms a pleasure.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: The variety of all things forms a pleasure.
Money is far more persuasive than logical arguments.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Money is far more persuasive than logical arguments.
Cowards do not count in battle; they are there, but not in it.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Cowards do not count in battle; they are there, but not in it.
May he die with no joy at his end, The man who won't be troubled To unlock the keys of his heart and make a friend.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: May he die with no joy at his end, The man who won't be troubled
Sophocles said he drew men as they ought to be, and Euripides as they were.Aristotle. Euripides Sayings By Aristotle.: Sophocles said he drew men as they ought to be, and Euripides as they were.
The mob gets out of hand, runs wild, worse than raging fire, while the man who stands apart is called a coward.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: The mob gets out of hand, runs wild, worse than raging fire, while the man
The worst, the least curable hatred is that which has superseded deep love.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: The worst, the least curable hatred is that which has superseded deep love.
Alas, how right the ancient saying is: We, who are old, are nothing else but noise And shape. Like mimicries of dreams we go, And have no wits, although we think us wise.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Alas, how right the ancient saying is: We, who are old, are nothing else but
Euripides was wont to say, silence was an answer to a wise man; but we seem to have greater occasion for it in our dealing with fools and unreasonable persons; for men of breeding and sense will be satisfied with reason and fair words.Plutarch Euripides Sayings By Plutarch: Euripides was wont to say, silence was an answer to a wise man; but we
I envy that man who passes through life safely, to the world and fame unknown.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: I envy that man who passes through life safely, to the world and fame unknown.
In my opinion, the unjust man whose tongue is full of glozing rhetoric, merits the heaviest punishment; vaunting that he can with his tongue gloze over injustice, he dares to act wickedly, yet he is not over-wise.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: In my opinion, the unjust man whose tongue is full of glozing rhetoric, merits the
There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced
Since luck's a nine days' wonder, wait their end.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Since luck's a nine days' wonder, wait their end.
I sacrifice to no god save myself- And to my belly, greatest of deities.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: I sacrifice to no god save myself- And to my belly, greatest of deities.
Helen's era was quite different from what most people think of when they hear the words ancient Greece. The Parthenon, the graceful statues, the works of Sophocles, Euripides, Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato, all came nearly a thousand years after Helen's time, during the classical era. In the Bronze Age, no one yet knew how to make brittle iron flexible enough to use for tools and weapons. Art, especially sculpture of the human form, was stiffer and more stylized. Few people could read or write. Instead of signing important papers, you would use a stone seal to leave an impression on clay tablets. The design on the seal would be as unique as a signature. There was a kind of writing in Bronze Age Greece, but it was mostly used to keep track of financial matters, such as royal tax records. Messages, poems, songs, and stories were not written down but were memorized and passed along by word of mouth.Esther M. Friesner Euripides Sayings By Esther M. Friesner: Helen's era was quite different from what most people think of when they hear the
There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.
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.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Who then will dare to say I'm weak or timid? No, they'll say I'm loyal
What greater pain could mortals have than this: To see their children dead before their eyes?Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: What greater pain could mortals have than this: To see their children dead before their
Dionysus had already been scared form the tragic stage, by a demonic power speaking through Euripides. Even Euripides was, in a sense, only a mask: the deity that spoke through him was neither Dionysus nor Apollo, but an altogether newborn demon, called Socrates.Friedrich Nietzsche Euripides Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: Dionysus had already been scared form the tragic stage, by a demonic power speaking through
Wine enlivens the human soul.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Wine enlivens the human soul.
You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better - the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read.C.S. Lewis Euripides Sayings By C.S. Lewis: You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am
Cleverness is not wisdom. And not to think mortal thoughts is to see few days.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Cleverness is not wisdom. And not to think mortal thoughts is to see few days.
The man who melts With social sympathy, though not allied, Is more worth than a thousand kinsmen.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: The man who melts With social sympathy, though not allied, Is more worth than a
Yes, I can endure guilt, however horrible; The laughter of my enemies I will not endure. NowEuripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Yes, I can endure guilt, however horrible; The laughter of my enemies I will not
O Zeus, why did you give men certain ways
to recognize false gold, when there's no mark, no token on the human body, to indicate which men are worthless.
Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: O Zeus, why did you give men certain waysto recognize false gold, when there's no
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.
Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: This town must learn,even against its will, how much it coststo scorn a God's mysteries
Who cannot open an honest mind No friend will he be of mine.Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: Who cannot open an honest mind No friend will he be of mine.
My love for you
was greater than my wisdom.
Euripides Euripides Sayings By Euripides: My love for youwas greater than my wisdom.