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"Euripides" (c. 480 – 406 BC) was one of the three great tragedy/tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him but according to the Suda it was ninety-two at most. Of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived more or less complete (there has been debate about his authorship of Rhesus (play)/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 due to mere chance and partly because his popularity grew as theirs declinedhe became, in the Hellenistic Age, a cornerstone of ancient literary education, along with Homer, Demosthenes and Menander.

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Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.

What greater grief than the loss of one's native land.

Whoso neglects learning in his youth,Loses the past and is dead for the future.

Slow but sure moves the might of the gods.

Every man is like the company he is won't to keep.

I have found power in the mysteries of thought,exaltation in the changing of the Muses;I have been versed in the reasonings of men;but Fate is stronger than anything I have known.

Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.

Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.

In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Your very silence shows you agree.

I have found power in the mysteries of thought.

There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.

Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.

Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.

Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.

A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.

My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged.

Time cancels young pain.

Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.

When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.

When good men die their goodness does not perish,But lives though they are gone. As for the bad,All that was theirs dies and is buried with them.

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

In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best.

The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.

A bad beginning makes a bad ending.

A second wifeis hateful to the children of the first;a viper is not more hateful.

I know indeed what evil I intend to do,but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury,fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils.

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.

The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

The wisest men follow their own direction.

Human excellence means nothing unless it works with the consent of God.

The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.

Courage may be taught as a child is taught to speak.

I care for riches, to make giftsTo friends, or lead a sick man back to healthWith ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealthFor daily gladness; once a man be doneWith hunger, rich and poor are all as one.

You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you.

Do not consider painful what is good for you.

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

A sweet thing, for whatever time,to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost.

There is one thing alonethat stands the brunt of life throughout its course:a quiet conscience.

Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.

When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.

Experience, travel - these are as education in themselves.

Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves.

Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes angry.

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

No one is happy all his life long.

Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.

All is change; all yields its place and goes.