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Aeschylus Quotes

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

Everyone's quick to blame the alien.


Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.


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


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


He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.


You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.


The wisest of the wise may err.


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


Know not to revere human things too much.


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


We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.


The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.


I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.


Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.


For know that no one is free, except Zeus.


We shall perish by guile just as we slew.


It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.


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


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.


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.


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