portrait of Euripides
Roman marble copy of a Greek original ca. 220 BC (Museo Pio-Clementino, Rome)

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Quotes of the Day for 23 September 2001 – Euripides

The Greek tragic playwright Euripides was born at Attica on this day in 484 BC - although with what precision the date is known is questionable when different sources put the year at 480 or 485. I note that there are quite a few entries from him in the database, and I've only ever used one. So let's catch up with this prolific author today.

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You will find an expanded profile, photo, additional biographical links, and all quotes from this author on the author's Notable Quotable page.


The quotes:

Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave.

A bad beginning makes a bad ending.

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.

Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor.
     - All today's quotes are from Euripides, 484 - 406 BC


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