Quotes from Medea

Euripides ·  47 pages

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“Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Of all creatures that can feel and think,
we women are the worst treated things alive”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“It's human; we all put self interest first.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury, fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea



“My love for you
was greater than my wisdom.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“I understand too well the dreadful act
I'm going to commit, but my judgement
can't check my anger, and that incites
the greatest evils human beings do.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“For in other ways a woman is full of fear, defenseless, dreads the sight of cold steel; but, when once she is wronged in the matter of love, no other soul can hold so many thoughts of blood.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“I'd three times sooner go to war than suffer childbirth once.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Do not grieve so much for a husband lost that it wastes away your life.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea



“Mortal fate is hard. You'd best get used to it.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“death is the only water to wash away this dirt”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Old loves are dropped when new ones come”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“To me, a wicked man who is also eloquent seems the most guilty of them all. He'll cut your throat as bold as brass, because he can dress up murder in handsome words.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Not too little, not too much: there safety lies.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea



“Better a humble heart, a lowly life. Untouched by greatness let me live - and live. Not too little, not too much: there safety lies.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Who can stop grief's avalanche once it starts to roll.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Gods often contradict
our fondest expectations.
What we anticipate
does not come to pass.
What we don't expect
some god finds a way to make it happen.
So with this story”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Amongst mortals no man is happy; wealth may pour in and make one luckier than another, but none can happy be.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Since I am wise, some people envy me,
some think I'm idle, some the opposite,
and some feel threatened. Yet I'm not all that wise.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea



“O what will she do, a soul bitten into with wrong?”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Not yet do you feel it. Wait for the future.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Oh, say, how call ye this,
To face, and smile, the comrade whom his kiss
Betrayed? Scorn? Insult? Courage? None of these:
'Tis but of all man's inward sicknesses
The vilest, that he knoweth not of shame
Nor pity! Yet I praise him that he came . . .
To me it shall bring comfort, once to clear
My heart on thee, and thou shalt wince to hear.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Let no one think me a weak one, feeble-spirited, A stay-at-home, but rather just the opposite, One who can hurt my enemies and help my friends; For the lives of such persons are most remembered.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Hast thou ice that thou shalt bind it
To thy breast, and make thee dead
To thy children, to thine own spirit's pain?
When the hand knows what it dares,
When thine eyes look into theirs,
Shalt thou keep by tears unblinded
Thy dividing of the slain?
These be deeds Not for thee:
These be things that cannot be!”
― Euripides, quote from Medea



“I will storm the Gods and shake the Universe”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“Not for the first time I find our lives are a shadow, and I am not afraid to say that people who think they have everything figured out and are masters of logic - they are responsible for the greatest folly. No human being is happy. Strike it rich and you are luckier than your neighbor - but happy, never.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


“You have the skill. What is more, you were born a woman, And women, though most helpless in doing good deeds, Are of every evil the cleverest of contrivers.”
― Euripides, quote from Medea


About the author

Euripides
Born place: in Salamís, Greece
Born date September 17, 0480
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