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A collection of quotations by Euripides on love, women, tragedy, empowerment, incurable, wisdom, wounds, tyranny, deceit, revenge, anger, grief and hate.

28 Inspiring Quotes By Euripides, The Tragedian Of Classic Athens

Quick Facts

Famous As: Tragedy writer,

Born On: 480 BC

Died On: 406 BC

Born In: Salamis Island

Died At Age: 74

Euripides was a legendary playwright and poet from ancient Greece famous for writing in the genre of tragedy. He was seen as the most influential amongst the top tragic playwrights of his time. His prolific writing attracted the masses and he was soon surrounded by great writers of his time. He is believed to have written more than 90 plays out of which only 19 survived through manuscripts for the modern world. Some of his most notable plays were ‘Medea’ and ‘Hippolytus’ and ‘Alcestis’. His plays usually described the darker elements of the society like revenge, hate, loss, biterness and suffering. He was unhappy with the intolerant attitude of women and tried empowering them through his plays. He also used his plays to comment on current events like in ‘The Trojan Women’ where he commented about the ‘Peloponnesian War’. He consecutively took part in annual dramatic festivals and won multiple awards. His plays, thoughts, writings and work continue to influence many modern day writers and are adapted by many theaters. His writings and their characters are a great source of several quotes. We have curated Euripides' most notable quotes and thoughts from the vast sea of his work.
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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

Euripides

Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.

Euripides

Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.

Euripides

The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable, Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.

Euripides

When one with honeyed words but evil mind Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.

Euripides

Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.

Euripides

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Euripides

Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour

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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.

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Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

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This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.

Euripides

Cleverness is not wisdom.

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The wisest men follow their own direction.

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

Euripides

He is not a lover who does not love forever.

Euripides

Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.

Euripides

Your very silence shows you agree.

Euripides

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

Euripides

Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.

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It is a good thing to be rich and strong, but it is a better thing to be loved.

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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 grief

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Of all creatures that can feel and think, we women are the worst treated things alive

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

Euripides

Friends show their love in times of trouble.

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Experience, travel - these are an education in themselves.

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Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.

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Do not mistake the rule of force for true power. Men are not shaped by force.

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

Euripides