Aeschylus

(525 BC - 455 BC / Eleusis)

Aeschylus Quotes

  • ''And in this too profit begets profit.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 437.
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  • ''I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon.
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  • ''What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 200.
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  • ''We should know clearly before we discuss this matter; to guess is one thing, to know clearly another.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1368.
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  • ''Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of salvation.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 224.
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  • ''And she, after swan-like singing her last and dying song, lies beside him, her lover.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1444.
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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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  • ''Overly persuasive a woman's ordinance spreads far, traveling fast; but fast dying a rumor voiced by a woman perishes.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 485.
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  • ''The saying goes that the gods leave a town once it is captured.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 217.
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  • ''Bonds and the pangs of hunger are excellent prophet doctors for the wits.''
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1621.
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Best Poem of Aeschylus

Prometheus Amid Hurricane And Earthquake

Earth is rocking in space!
And the thunders crash up with a roar upon roar,
And the eddying lightnings flash fire in my face,
And the whirlwinds are whirling the dust round and round--
And the blasts of the winds universal leap free
And blow each other upon each, with a passion of sound,
And æther goes mingling in storm with the sea!
Such a curse on my head, in a manifest dread,
From the hand of your Zeus has been hurtled along!
O my mother's fair glory! O Æther, enringing
All eyes with the sweet common light of thy bringing,
Dost see how I suffer ...

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The Beacon Fires

A GLEAM -- a gleam -- from Ida's height,
By the Fire-god sent, it came;
From watch to watch it leapt, that light,
As a rider rode the flame!
It shot through the startled sky,
And the torch of that blazing glory
Old Lemnos caught on high,
On its holy promontory,
And sent it on, the jocund sign,