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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Euripides. (480 or 485–406 B.C.) (continued)
 
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    The gifts of a bad man bring no good with them.
          Medea. 618.
8486
    Moderation, the noblest gift of Heaven.
          Medea. 636.
8487
    I know, indeed, the evil of that I purpose; but my inclination gets the better of my judgment. 1
          Medea. 1078.
8488
    There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change. 2
          Iphigenia in Tauris. 721.
8489
    Slowly but surely withal moveth the might of the gods. 3
          Bacchæ. 882.
8490
    Thou didst bring me forth for all the Greeks in common, not for thyself alone.
          Iphigenia in Aulis. 1386.
8491
    Slight not what ’s near through aiming at what ’s far. 4
          Rhesus. 482.
8492
    The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.
          Ægeus. Frag. 7.
8493
    A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
          Æolus. Frag. 32.
8494
    Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
          Æolus. Frag. 38.
8495
    Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
          Alexander. Frag. 44.
8496
    The nobly born must nobly meet his fate. 5
          Alcmene. Frag. 100.
8497
    Woman is woman’s natural ally.
          Alope. Frag. 109.
8498
    Man’s best possession is a sympathetic wife.
          Antigone. Frag 164.
8499
    Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain. 6
          Antiope. Frag. 204.
 
Note 1.
See Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Quotation 15. Also Garth, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 2.
The darkest hour is that before the dawn.—Hazlitt: English Proverbs. [back]
Note 3.
See Herbert, Quotation 23. [back]
Note 4.
See Heywood, Quotation 67. [back]
Note 5.
Noblesse oblige.—Bohn: Foreign Proverbs. [back]
Note 6.
See Davenant, Quotation 2. [back]
 

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