Aeschylus Quotes

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Born: 525 BC, Eleusis, Greece
Birth Country: Greece
Died: Gela, Sicily, Italy, November 30, 455 AD
Occupation: Author

1.
Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
- Aeschylus

2.
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness and he will never come to utter ruin.
- Aeschylus

3.
But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

4.
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
- Aeschylus

5.
By Time and Age full many things are taught.
- Aeschylus

6.
Call no man happy till he is dead.
- Aeschylus

7.
Death is easier than a wretched life and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
- Aeschylus

8.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
- Aeschylus

9.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
- Aeschylus

10.
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
- Aeschylus

11.
For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.
- Aeschylus

12.
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
- Aeschylus

13.
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
- Aeschylus

14.
God always strives together with those who strive.
- Aeschylus

15.
God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
- Aeschylus

16.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
- Aeschylus

17.
God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
- Aeschylus

18.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
- Aeschylus

19.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
- Aeschylus

20.
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
- Aeschylus

21.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
- Aeschylus

22.
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
- Aeschylus

23.
It is always in season for old men to learn.
- Aeschylus

24.
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
- Aeschylus

25.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
- Aeschylus

26.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
- Aeschylus

27.
Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
- Aeschylus

28.
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
- Aeschylus

29.
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
- Aeschylus

30.
My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
- Aeschylus

31.
Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
- Aeschylus

32.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus

33.
Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
- Aeschylus

34.
The words of truth are simple.
- Aeschylus

35.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
- Aeschylus

36.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
- Aeschylus

37.
Time brings all things to pass.
- Aeschylus

38.
To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.
- Aeschylus

39.
What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?
- Aeschylus

40.
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
- Aeschylus

41.
When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
- Aeschylus

42.
Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.
- Aeschylus

43.
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
- Aeschylus

44.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
- Aeschylus

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