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Euripides
(c. 484 B.C. - c. 406 B.C.)

Greek playwright who was the third great Greek tragedian, after Aeschylus and Sophocles. His mythological themes included women like Medea and Helen of Troy.

Science Quotes by Euripides (3 quotes)

He who neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead for the future
— Euripides
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Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless.
— Euripides
As quoted in several mathematics books, but without further citation, for example, in Morris Kline, Mathematics for the Nonmathematician (1967), 209. If you know the primary source, plase contact webmaster.
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Numbers are a fearful thing.
— Euripides
Spoken by the character Hecuba in the play, 'Hecuba', as translated by Edward P. Coleridge, in The Plays of Euripides (1907), Vol. 2, 157.
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Quotes by others about Euripides (1)

The Epicureans, according to whom animals had no creation, doe suppose that by mutation of one into another, they were first made; for they are the substantial part of the world; like as Anaxagoras and Euripides affirme in these tearmes: nothing dieth, but in changing as they doe one for another they show sundry formes.
Plutarch
Fom Morals, translated by Philemon Holland, The Philosophie, Commonlie Called, the Moral Written by the Learned Philosopher Plutarch of Chζronea (1603), 846. As cited in Harris Hawthorne Wilder, History of the Human Body (1909), 26.
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