AESCHYLUS QUOTES II

Greek dramatist (525 B.C.-456 B.C.)

Aeschylus quote

Verily a prosperous fool is a heavy load.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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For there below ground sits the Dark God, strong to call men to judgment; he sees all, and writes it in his memory.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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God planteth in mortal men the cause of sin whensoever he wills utterly to destroy a house.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Niobe

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It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Wisdom comes only through suffering.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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We spoil ourselves with scruples long as things go well.

AESCHYLUS, The Oresteia

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The gods at will can shape a gladder strain, and from the lamentations at the graveside, a song of triumph may arise.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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Whoever is just willingly and without compulsion will not lack happiness; he will never be utterly destroyed.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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The burning gaze of a young woman, such as hath tasted man, shall not escape me; for I have a spirit keen to mark these things.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Toxotides

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There is a time when fear is good and ought to remain seated as a guardian of the heart.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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For a deadly blow let him pay with a deadly blow; it is for him who has done a deed to suffer.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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God's mouth knows not how to speak falsehood, but he brings to pass every word.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Tags: God


Nor does night conceal men's deeds of ill, but whatsoe'er thou dost, think that some God beholds it.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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If a man should wanton walk with crime ... he shall find in death no great deliverance.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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There is no disease I spit on more than treachery.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Death is preferable -- it is a milder fate than tyranny.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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Time brings all things to pass.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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Tags: time