Quotes by Aeschylus

Aeschylus

Aeschylus

Greek dramatist

Lived from: 525 - 456

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  • Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
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  • 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.
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  • Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
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  • 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.
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  • I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.
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  • It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
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  • What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?.
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  • A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
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  • 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.
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  • And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
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  • And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
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  • Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.
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  • But time growing old teaches all things.
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  • By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
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  • Call no man happy till he is dead.
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  • Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
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  • Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
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  • Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.
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  • Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperament?
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  • Every ruler is harsh whose laws is new.
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