Quotations From AESCHYLUS


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  • For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 224.

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  • But time growing old teaches all things.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 981.

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  • Making it a valid law to learn by suffering.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 177.
  • Justice shines in very smoky homes, and honors the righteous; but the gold-spangled mansions where the hands are unclean she leaves with eyes averted.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 773.

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  • From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 204.
  • On him who wields power gently, the god looks favorably from afar.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 951.

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  • I say that the dead are slaying the living.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 886.
  • We have a man who does not boast, but whose hand sees what must be done.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 534.
  • The unenvied man is not enviable.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 939.
  • We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 928.

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