Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE)

“There’s no trusting the tongue. It can give counsel to other people’s thoughts, but when it speaks for itself, it brings abundant trouble upon us.”

  • From Euripides’ Hippolytus (approximately between lines 390-400), translated by James Morwood in Medea and Other Plays (Oxford University Press, 1997, 1998, 2008).

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