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  • May dawn, as the proverb goes, bring happy tidings coming from her mother night.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 264.

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  • 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.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 683.

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  • For Hades is mighty in calling men to account below the earth, and with a mind that records in tablets he surveys all things.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 273.
  • Nor does the man sitting by the hearth beneath his roof better escape his fated doom.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 286.
  • Know not to revere human things too much.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 146.
  • Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 127.
  • The will was of Zeus, the hand of Hephaestus.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 619.
  • For the lips of Zeus do not know how to lie, but bring to fulfilment every word.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1032.
  • Champing against the bit as a new-yoked colt, you struggle and fight against the reins.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1009.
  • Know yourself and fit yourself to new fashions. For there is a new ruler among the gods.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 309.
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