Euripides, Ion (Happy Highlights)

“Many misfortunes befall many people, and they differ only in appearance; it is with great difficulty that one could ever find something happy in human life.”

πολλαί γε πολλοῖς εἰσι συμφοραὶ βροτῶν, μορφαὶ δὲ διαφέρουσιν: ἓν δ᾽ ἂν εὐτυχὲς μόλις ποτ᾽ ἐξεύροι τις ἀνθρώπων βίῳ. Lines 381-383

“How can it be right for you to prescribe laws for mortals while the reproach of lawlessness is always upon you?”

πῶς οὖν δίκαιον τοὺς νόμους ὑμᾶς βροτοῖς γράψαντας, αὐτοὺς ἀνομίαν ὀφλισκάνειν; Lines 442-443

“I have no inclination to teach uncultured and savage strangers.”

οὐ φιλῶ φρενοῦν ἀμούσους καὶ μεμηνότας ξένους. Line 526

“Earth bears no children.”

οὐ πέδον τίκτει τέκνα. Line 542

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