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

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,
To Athos, Mount of Jove divine.
Wildly the while, it rose from the isle,
So that the might of the journeying Light
Skimmed over the back of the gleaming brine!
Farther and faster speeds it on,
Till the watch that keeps Macistus steep
See it ...

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A Prayer For Artemis

STROPHE IV

Though Zeus plan all things right,
Yet is his heart's desire full hard to trace;
Nathless in every place
Brightly it gleameth, e'en in darkest night,
Fraught with black fate to man's speech-gifted race.

ANTISTROPHE IV

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