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“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”
Euripides, The Bacchae
“Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.”
Euripides, Medea
“When one with honeyed words but evil mind
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.”
Euripides, Orestes
“Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.”
Euripides
“The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.”
Euripides, Medea and Other Plays
“Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”
Euripides
“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.”
Euripides
“Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour”
Euripides, Medea
“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”
Euripides
“This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.”
Euripides, The Phoenician Women
“Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.”
Euripides, Medea and Other Plays
“Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.”
Euripides
“Cleverness is not wisdom.”
Euripides, The Bacchae
“When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”
Euripides
“The wisest men follow their own direction.”
Euripides
tags: wise
“I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.”
Euripides
“He is not a lover who does not love forever.”
Euripides
“Of all creatures that can feel and think,
we women are the worst treated things alive”
Euripides, Medea
“In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.”
Euripides, The Children of Herakles
“Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.”
Euripides
“Your very silence shows you agree.”
Europides
“It is a good thing to be rich and strong, but it is a better thing to be loved.”
Euripides
“Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm; great good fortune comes to failure in the end. All is change; all yields its place and goes; to persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.”
Euripides
“I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his grief”
Euripides
tags: grief
“Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.”
Euripides, Medea and Other Plays
“tell me how does it feel with my teeth in your heart!”
Euripides, Medea
“Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes angry.”
Euripides
“Friends show their love in times of trouble.”
Euripides
“Experience, travel - these are an education in themselves.”
Euripedes
“Do not mistake the rule of force
for true power. Men are not shaped by force.”
Euripides, The Bacchae

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