Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Persians, l. 252.
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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.
  • ''Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 259.
  • ''Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 953.
  • ''For he does not wish to seem but to be just.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 592.
  • ''We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 928.
  • ''Never in misfortune nor in prosperity may I share my dwelling with the tribe of women.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 187.
  • ''The unenvied man is not enviable.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 939.
  • ''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.
  • ''Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1671.

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Best Poem of Aeschylus

The Appointed Time

Yet though a man gets many wounds in breast,
He dieth not, unless the appointed time,
The limit of his life's span, coincide;
Nor does the man who by the hearth at home
Sits still, escape the doom that Fate decrees.

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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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