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Aeschylus
   said   
"Justice Inclines Her Scales So That Wisdom Comes at the Price of Suffering"
Greek tragedian, c.526-456 BC
Arthur Miller
   said   
"Everybody Likes a Kidder, but Nobody Lends Him Money."
American Playwright & Essayist
Dion Boucicault
   said   
"Men Talk of Killing Time, While Time Quietly Kills Them"
Irish actor and playwright
Edward Albee
   said   
"You Gotta Have a Swine to Show You Where the Truffles Are"
American playwright known for works including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story
Euripides
   said   
"The Best and Safest Thing is to Keep a Balance in Your Life, Acknowledge the Great Powers Around Us and in Us. If You Can Do That, and Live That Way, You Are Really a Wise Man."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Circumstances Rule Men and Not Men Rule Circumstances."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Do Not Consider Painful What is Good for You."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Short is the Joy That Guilty Pleasure Brings."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Talk Sense to a Fool and He Calls You Foolish."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"When a Good Man is Hurt, All Who Would Be Called Good Must Suffer With Him."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Your Very Silence Shows You Agree."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
George Ade
   said   
"Anyone Can Win Unless There Happens to Be a Second Entry"
Playwright
George Ade
   said   
"A Friend Who is Near and Dear May in Time Become As Useless As a Relative"
Playwright
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"Dancing is a Perpendicular Expression of a Horizontal Desire"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"A Government Which Robs Peter to Pay Paul Can Always Depend on the Support of Paul."
Irish writer
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"If You Can't Get Rid of the Skeleton in Your Closet, You'd Best Teach It to Dance"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"It is Dangerous to Be Sincere Unless You Are Also Stupid"
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"It’s All That the Young Can Do for the Old, to Chock Them and Keep Them up to Date"
Irish writer
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"A Life Spent in Making Mistakes is Not Only More Honorable, but More Useful Than a Life Spent Doing Nothing"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"The Power of Accurate Observation is Frequently Called Cynicism by Those Who Don't Have It"
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"Without Art, the Crudeness of Reality Would Make the World Unbearable"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
Harold Pinter
   said   
"The Weasel Under the Cocktail Cabinet"
English dramatist; on being asked what his plays were about
John Millington Synge
   said   
"There is No Language Like the Irish for Soothing and Quieting"
Playwright, poet, essayist
Pierre Corneille
   said   
"To Conquer Without Risk is to Triumph Without Glory"
French tragedian
Sophocles
   said   
"Look and You Will Find It - What is Unsought Will Go Undetected"
Greek playwright
Sophocles
   said   
"Much Wisdom Often Goes With Fewer Words"
Greek playwright
Sophocles
   said   
"Rather Fall With Honour Than Succeed by Fraud"
Greek playwright
Tom Stoppard
   said   
"Eternity’s a Terrible Thought. I Mean Where’s It All Going to End?"
British Academy Award winning, screenwriter and Tony Award winning playwright
Victor Hugo
   said   
"An Invasion of Armies May Be Resisted but Not an Idea Whose Time Has Come"
French dramatist, novelist & poet
Victor Hugo
   said   
"Laughter is the Sun That Drives the Winter from the Human Face"
French Poet / Dramatist and Novelist
Victor Hugo
   said   
"Life is the Flower for Which Love is the Honey"
French poet, dramatist and novelist
Victor Hugo
   said   
"Music Expresses That Which Cannot Be Put Into Words and That Which Can Not Remain Silent"
French dramatist, novelist & poet
Victor Hugo
   said   
"People Do Not Lack Strength; They Lack Will"
William Congreve
   said   
"Music Has Charms to Soothe a Savage Breast"
English playwright and poet


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