Sunday, 7 February 2010

Quote for the Week

Royal minds are different to ours, and dangerous.
Being used to giving orders rather than taking them,
They can become outraged – and that rage is slow to cool.
Ordinary life is much better – where everyone's equal.
I hope to grow old just as I am:
Lowly, unremarkable and safe.
Moderation is a lovely word and we should live by it;
it's good for our souls.
Excessiveness brings mortals no advantage. All it does
is draw more ruin on us when the gods are wild.
- Lines 119-130, Medea, Euripides

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