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Whose neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides (Phrixus)
Where two discourse, if the one’s anger rise, the man who lets the contest fall is wise.
Euripides (Protesilaus)
Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
Euripides
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Euripides (Quoted in The Complete Greek Tragedies: Euripides, 1958)
There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
Euripides (Iphigenia in Tauris, 414 BCE)
The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.
Euripides (Iphigenia in Tauris, 414 BCE)
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand. 
Euripides (Rhesus)
Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.
Euripides
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides (Orestes, 408 BCE)
Cleverness is not wisdom.
Euripides (The Bacchae)
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Euripides (Orestes, 408 BCE)
This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
Euripides (Heracles - Part II, 416 BCE)
Our wisdom is measured by our success or failure.
Euripides (Hippolyus, 428 BCE)
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Euripides (Hippolyus, 428 BCE)
Leave no stone unturned.
Euripides (Heraclidae)
In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.
Euripides (Heraclidae, quoted by Aristophanes in The Wasps)
What greater grief than the loss of one's native land.
Euripides (Medea, 431 BCE)
Glittering hope is immemorial and beckons many men to their undoing.
Euripides (Iphigenia in Tauris, 414 BCE)
Today's today. Tomorrow we may be ourselves gone down the drain of Eternity.
Euripides (Alcestis, 438 BCE)
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
Euripides
The wisest men follow their own direction.
Euripides (Iphigenia in Tauris, 414 BCE)
Slow but sure moves the might of the gods.
Euripides (The Bacchae)
Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.
Euripides (Alcestis, 438 BCE)
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Euripides (Alexander)
Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave.
Euripides (The Phoenician Women)
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails. 
Euripides
The gifts of a bad man bring no good with them.
Euripides (Medea, 431 BCE)
Youth is the best time to be rich and the best time to be poor.
Euripides
Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.
Euripides
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
Euripides (Iphigenia in Tauris, 414 BCE)
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Euripides Biography

Born: 480 BCE
Died: 406 BCE

Euripides was a Greek tragedian. Alongside Aeschylus and Sophocles he is one of the three great Athenian tragedians. Euripides has had an influence on drama throughout history.

Notable Works

Alcestis (438 BCE)
Medea (431 BCE)
Heracleidae (c. 430 BCE)
The Suppliants (423 BCE)
Iphigenia in Tauris (414 BCE)
Orestes (408 BCE)
Bacchae (405 BCE)
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