Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''Know not to revere human things too much.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 146.
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  • ''The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 271.
  • ''The man who does ill must suffer ill.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 267.
  • ''Zeus is the air, Zeus the earth, Zeus all things and what transcends them all.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 295.
  • ''A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 151.
  • ''Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 274.
  • ''For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 358.
  • ''There is a moment when god honors falsehood.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 273.
  • ''The words of truth are simple.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 162.
  • ''Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 127.

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Best Poem of Aeschylus

Song Of The Furies

Up and lead the dance of Fate!
Lift the song that mortals hate!
Tell what rights are ours on earth,
Over all of human birth.
Swift of foot to avenge are we!
He whose hands are clean and pure,
Naught our wrath to dread hath he;
Calm his cloudless days endure.
But the man that seeks to hide
Like him (1), his gore-bedewèd hands,
Witnesses to them that died,
The blood avengers at his side,
The Furies' troop forever stands.

O'er our victim come begin!
Come, the incantation sing,
Frantic all and maddening,
To the heart a brand of ...

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Fragment From Aeschylus

The man who rightly acts without coercion
Will not be grieved, can never wholly sink in wretchedness;
While the lawless criminal is forcibly dragged under
In the current of time when from the shattered mast
The elements rip down his sails.
He shouts, there is no ear to hear him
Struggling, hopeless, at the maelstrom's center.
Gods laugh at the transgressor now,
Watching him, his pride now wrecked,

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