c. 480 B.C.
c. 405 B.C.

Greek Tragic Playwright, Last of the Three Great Tragedians of Classical Athens (others being Aeschylus and Sophocles)

Author Quotes

Ten thousand men possess ten thousand hopes.

The gifts of a bad man bring no good with them.

The worst, the least curable hatred is that which has superseded deep love.

Time will discover everything to posterity; it is a babbler, and speaks even when no question is put.

Very good to be rich, very good to be strong, but even better to be loved ones a lot of friends.

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

Woman is woman's natural ally

That glittering hope is immemorial and beckons many men to their undoing.

The God knows when to smile.

There is as much confusion in the world of the gods as in ours.

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

We know the good, we apprehend it clearly. But we can't bring it to achievement.

When roused to rage the maddening populace storms, their fury, like a rolling flame, bursts forth unquenchable; but give its violence ways, it spends itself, and as its force abates, learns to obey and yields it to your will.

Women inherently faster than the guy in the narrative of grief.

That mortal is a fool who, prospering, thinks his life has any strong foundation; since our fortune's course of action is the reeling way a madman takes, and no one person is ever happy all the time.

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

There is just one life for each of us: our own.

To a father waxing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. - Sons have spirits of higher pitch, but less inclined to sweet, endearing fondness.

We must caution and prudence of wacky enemy villain, but if the enemy an honorable man of cream Vakhadda house him, as Khaddoek may soften his heart.

When someone isn't seen for a long time, well, folk soon begin to imagine the worst.

Would that I could live without care in the middle rank of life.

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 good and the wise lead quiet lives.

There is no bitterness to be compared with that between two people who once loved.

To die is a debt we must all of us discharge.

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c. 480 B.C.
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c. 405 B.C.

Greek Tragic Playwright, Last of the Three Great Tragedians of Classical Athens (others being Aeschylus and Sophocles)