Euripedes 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’ 
‘Leave no stone unturned’ 
‘Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness’ 
‘Authority is never without hate’ 
‘Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgement’ 
‘One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives’ 
‘Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish’ 
‘No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow’ 
‘Silence is true wisdom’s best reply’ 
‘Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head’ 
‘Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing’ 
‘Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other’ 
‘The wisest men follow their own direction’ 
‘The good and the wise lead quiet lives’ 
‘The day is for honest men, the night for thieves’ 
‘Do not consider painful what is good for you’ 
‘Among mortals, second thoughts are wisest’ 
‘To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter’ 
‘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’ 
‘Waste not fresh tears over old griefs’ 
‘Cleverness is not wisdom’ 
‘Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise’ 
‘When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor’ 
‘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’ 
‘But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay’ 
‘Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor’ 
‘New faces have more authority than accustomed ones’ 
‘The lucky person passes for a genius’ 
‘No one is happy all his life long’ 
‘Much effort, much prosperity’ 
‘No one who lives in error is free’ 
‘Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand’ 
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