Greek Tragic Playwright, Last of the Three Great Tragedians of Classical Athens (others being Aeschylus and Sophocles)
"There is nothing more hostile to a city than a tyrant, under whom in the first and chiefest place, there are not laws in common, but one man, keeping the law himself to himself, has the sway and this is no longer equal."
"What can we take on trust in this uncertain life? Happiness, greatness, pride - nothing is secure, nothing keeps."
"The common interests of states and individuals alike demand that good and evil receive their just rewards."
"A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten."
"A man who has been in danger, when he comes out of it forgets his fears, And sometimes he forgets his promises."
"AGAMEMNON: I will not slay my children, nor shall thy interests be prospered by justice in thy vengeance for a worthless wife, while I am left wasting, night and day, in sorrow for what I did to one of my own flesh and blood, contrary to all law and justice."
"All people are equal in one thing - whether of the nobles or tykes _ all of them love their children. May disagree among themselves in terms of wealth, some have and some do not have: but the whole human race's love for her children by virtue of instinct."
"And so my thoughts have lead me to believe that childless men and women lead lives more fortunate than those with sons and daughters."