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  • 51.
    What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 48.
  • 52.
    For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 505.

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  • 53.
    The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 646.

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  • 54.
    Ares gives his verdict without witnesses.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Suppliants, l. 934.
  • 55.
    These things are not inscribed in tablets, not sealed in the folds of papyri, but you hear them clearly from the tongue in a free mouth.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Suppliants, l. 946.
  • 56.
    By Time and Age full many things are taught.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek dramatist. Prometheus, in Prometheus Bound, l. 981, trans. by Gilbert Murray.

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  • 57.
    You are by nature much better at advising others than yourself. I draw my proof from deeds not words.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 335.

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  • 58.
    Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 35.

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  • 59.
    There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1041.

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  • 60.
    If you will take me as your teacher, you will not kick against the pricks.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 323.

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