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Published Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 8:31 AM EDT
Sep 23 2012

Quotes of the day- Euripides:
 
Euripides (c. 480 – 406 BC) was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, and is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. This new approach led him to pioneer developments that later writers adapted to comedy, some of which are characteristic of romance. Yet he also became "the most tragic of poets", focusing on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown. He was "the creator of... that cage which is the theatre of Shakespeare's Othello, Racine's Phèdre, of Ibsen and Strindberg," in which "...imprisoned men and women destroy each other by the intensity of their loves and hates", and yet he was also the literary ancestor of comic dramatists as diverse as Menander and George Bernard Shaw. (Click for full article.)

Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.

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.

Authority is never without hate.

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Death is a debt we all must pay.

No man is wholly free. He is a slave to wealth, or to fortune, or the laws, or the people [who] restrain him from acting according to his will alone.

Noble fathers have noble children.

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

Often a noble face hides filthy ways.

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

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

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

To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish.

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave.

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Euripides pants, you bought 'em.-Unattributed


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