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More from Euripides

Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.

When good men die their goodness does not perish,
But lives though they are gone. As for the bad,
All that was theirs dies and is buried with them.


Old men’s prayers for death are lying prayers, in which they abuse old age and long extent of life. But when death draws near, not one is willing to die, and age no longer is a burden to them.

Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.

Phrixus. Frag. 927.

The gifts of a bad man bring no good with them.

Medea. 618.