Euripides Quotes (301 quotes)
Attributed. Also presented as a Proverb in books from the 19th century or attributed to Poincelot.
“Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.”
Euripides: Ion. Rhesus. The Suppliant women. Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phoenician women. The Bacchae (1959 edition), University Of Chicago Press
Ion (c. 421-408 BC) as translated by Ronald F. Willetts.
Alcestis (2004 edition) - ISBN: 9781419105364
Variant: Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgement.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEuripides
Occupation: Poet, playwright
Bio: Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him but according to the Suda it was ninety-two at most. Of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete and there are also fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays.