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Aeschylus Quotes

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525 BC - 456 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Greek Poet

Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.


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.


If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.


It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.


The man who does ill must suffer ill.


What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.


If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.


What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?


I know how men in exile feed on dreams.


Time as he grows old teaches all things.


There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.


I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.


Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.


It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.


Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.


Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.


I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.


Whoever is new to power is always harsh.


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


Call no man happy till he is dead.


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