AESCHYLUS QUOTES III

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

Aeschylus quote

I would far rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evil.

AESCHYLUS, The Suppliants

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The man who does ill, ill must suffer too.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.

AESCHYLUS, The Seven Against Thebes

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To him that toileth God oweth glory, child of his toil.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Death hath a fairer fame than a life of toil.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Ixion

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Success is man's god.

AESCHYLUS, Choephorae

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It would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Ares ever loves to pluck all the fairest flower of an armed host.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Europe

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The cure is in the house, not brought by other hands from distant places, but by its own, in agony and blood.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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The polished brass is mirror of the form, wine of the soul.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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For mortal kind taketh thought only for the day, and hath no more surety than the shadow of smoke.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Old men are always young enough to learn.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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Respect the altar of Justice and do not, looking to profit, dishonor it by spurning with godless foot; for punishment will come upon you.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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Arrogance is truly the child of impiety, but from health of soul comes happiness, dear to all, much prayed for.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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A great ox stands on my tongue.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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When strength and justice are true yoke-fellows, where can be found a mightier pair than they?

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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To many mortals silence great gain brings.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Words are the parents of a causeless wrath.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Tags: words