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Aeschylus Quotes

Page 5 of 6
525 BC - 456 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Greek Poet

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.


It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.


For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.


Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?


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


In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.


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

    Topics: Love

It is always in season for old men to learn.


Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.


Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.


Memory is the mother of all wisdom.


Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.


I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.


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


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

    Topics: Death

Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?


Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?


But time growing old teaches all things.


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


By Time and Age full many things are taught.


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