Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE)

“If you present stupid people with a wisdom that is new, you will strike them as useless and idiotic. Then again, if you are considered superior to those who think they are subtly clever, you will be thought offensive in the city.”

  • From Euripides’ Medea (approximately line 300), translated by James Morwood in Medea and Other Plays (Oxford University Press, 1997, 1998, 2008).

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