65 Euripides Quotes On Success In Life

Euripides was a tragedian of classical Athens. Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, he is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom any plays have survived in full. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, but the Suda says it was ninety-two at most. Of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived more or less complete (Rhesus is suspect). These Euripides quotes will motivate you.

Best Euripides Quotes

  1. “Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.” ~ Euripides
  2. “Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” ~ Euripides
  3. “A man’s most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.” ~ Euripides
  4. “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Tragedy isn’t getting something or failure to get it; it’s losing something you already have. Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.” ~ Euripides
  5. “A slave is he who cannot speak his thoughts.” ~ Euripides
  6. “No man on earth is truly free, All are slaves of money or necessity. Public opinion or fear of prosecution forces each one, against his conscience, to conform.” ~ Euripides
  7. “I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.” ~ Euripides

  8. “Whom the gods destroy, they first make mad.” ~ Euripides
  9. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” ~ Euripides
  10. “Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.” ~ Euripides
  11. “The good and the wise lead quiet lives.” ~ Euripides
    “It is the wise man’s part to leave in darkness everything that is ugly.” ~ Euripides
  12. “Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.” ~ Euripides

  13. “I think it makes small difference to the dead, if they are buried in the tokens of luxury. All that is an empty glorification left for those who live.” ~ Euripides”We must take care of our minds because we cannot benefit from beauty when our brains are missing.” ~ Euripides
  14. “We must take care of our minds because we cannot benefit from beauty when our brains are missing.” ~ Euripides
  15. “Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.” ~ Euripides
  16. “Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.” ~ Euripides
  17. “Everyone asks if a man is rich, no one if he is good.” ~ Euripides

  18. “There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one.” ~ Euripides
  19. “The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.” ~ Euripides
  20. “We pay a high price for intelligence. Wisdom hurts.” ~ Euripides
  21. “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.” ~ Euripides
  22. “Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves.” ~ Euripides

  23. “I sacrifice to no god save myself – And to my belly, greatest of deities.” ~ Euripides
  24. “You will not achieve happiness if you don’t work hard, and it’s a shame not to want to work hard.” ~ Euripides
  25. “Common sense is the best prophet.” ~ Euripides
  26. “Money is the wise man’s religion.” ~ Euripides
  27. “Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows.” ~ Euripides
  28. “Worse than a true evil is it to bear the burden of faults that are not truly yours.” ~ Euripides
  29. “When good men die their goodness does not perish.” ~ Euripides

  30. “The same man cannot well be skilled in everything; each has his special excellence.” ~ Euripides
  31. “Money is far more persuasive than logical arguments.” ~ Euripides
  32. “Man’s best possession is a sympathetic wife.” ~ Euripides
  33. “No one who lives in error is free.” ~ Euripides
  34. “Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.” ~ Euripides
  35. “But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.” ~ Euripides
  36. “Waste no tears over the griefs of yesterday.” ~ Euripides

  37. “Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.” ~ Euripides
  38. “To the ignorant, even the words of wise seem foolishness.” ~ Euripides
  39. “Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.” ~ Euripides
  40. “Do we, holding that the gods exist, deceive ourselves with insubstantial dreams and lies, while random careless chance and change alone control the world?” ~ Euripides
  41. “Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise” ~ Euripides
  42. “The wisest men follow their own direction.” ~ Euripides
  43. “Enough is abundance to the wise.” ~ Euripides

  44. “Neither earth nor ocean produces a creature as savage and monstrous as woman.” ~ Euripides
  45. “Both to the rich and poor, wine is the happy antidote for sorrow.” ~ Euripides
  46. “Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.” ~ Euripides
  47. “The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.” ~ Euripides
  48. “Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.” ~ Euripides
  49. “Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.” ~ Euripides
  50. “courage is the gift of character” ~ Euripides
  51. “Action achieves more than words.” ~ Euripides

  52. “God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.” ~ Euripides
  53. “The greatest pleasure of life is love.” ~ Euripides
  54. “When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.” ~ Euripides
  55. “Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.” ~ Euripides
  56. “A sharp-tempered woman, or, for that matter, a man, Is easier to deal with than the clever type Who holds her tongue.” ~ Euripides
  57. “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.” ~ Euripides

  58. “Terrible is the force of the waves of sea, terrible is the rush of the river and the blasts of hot fire, and terrible are a thousand other things; but none is such a terrible evil as woman.” ~ Euripides
  59. “Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.” ~ Euripides
  60. “Death is what men want when the anguish of living is more than they can bear.” ~ Euripides
  61. “In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?” ~ Euripides
  62. “Leave no stone unturned.” ~ Euripides
  63. “The brash unbridled tongue, the lawless folly of fools, will end in pain. But the life of wise content is blest with quietness, escapes the storm and keeps its house secure.” ~ Euripides
  64. “Time will unveil all things to posterity.” ~ Euripides
  65. “There is just one life for each of us: our own.” ~ Euripides

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