Q – Euripides

Euripides circa 480 - 406BC was one of three Ancient Greek tragedians (writers of tragedy drama) along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, whose writings have survived.

He wrote in a way that has influenced drama through to the modern day.

 

‘Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future’

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‘Leave no stone unturned’

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‘Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness’

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‘Authority is never without hate’

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‘Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgement’

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‘One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives’

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‘Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish’

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‘No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow’

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‘Silence is true wisdom’s best reply’

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‘Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head’

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‘Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing’

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‘Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other’

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‘The wisest men follow their own direction’

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‘The good and the wise lead quiet lives’

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‘The day is for honest men, the night for thieves’

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‘Do not consider painful what is good for you’

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‘Among mortals, second thoughts are wisest’

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‘To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter’

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‘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’

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‘Waste not fresh tears over old griefs’

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‘Cleverness is not wisdom’

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‘Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise’

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

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‘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’

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‘But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay’

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‘Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor’

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‘New faces have more authority than accustomed ones’

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‘The lucky person passes for a genius’

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‘No one is happy all his life long’

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‘Much effort, much prosperity’

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‘No one who lives in error is free’

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'Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand'

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