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Aeschylus Quotes

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

Death is softer by far than tyranny.


Excessive fear is always powerless.


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


What good is it to live a life that brings pains?


A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.


Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.


From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.


Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.


His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.


For hostile word let hostile word be paid.


The man whose authority is recent is always stern.


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

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God always strives together with those who strive.


What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?


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


Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.


Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.


I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.


Wisdom comes alone through suffering.


For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.


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