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date: 15 December 2019

Euripides c.485–c.406 bc
Greek dramatist 

  1. Nothing have I found stronger than Necessity.
    Alcestis l. 965
  2. Mere cleverness is not wisdom.
    Bacchae
  3. My tongue swore, but my mind's unsworn.
    Hippolytus lamenting his breaking of an oath
    Hippolytus l. 612
  4. Men say of us that we live a life free from danger at home while they fight wars. How wrong they are! I would rather stand three times in the battle line than bear one child.
    Medea l. 247
  5. Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.
    fragment no. 164; Augustus Nauck Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta