AESCHYLUS QUOTES II

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

Aeschylus quote

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Where are my many promised gifts and spoils of war? Where are my bold and silver cups?

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Perrhaibides

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A man dies not for the many wounds that pierce his breast, unless it be that life's end keep pace with death, nor by sitting on his hearth at home doth he the more escape his appointed doom.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Niobe

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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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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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My will is mine ... I shall not make it soft for you.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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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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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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I have been schooled by my own suffering: I've learned the many ways of being purged.

AESCHYLUS, Eumenides

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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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