AESCHYLUS QUOTES IV

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

Aeschylus quote

Out of respect, a man must veil his words when talking with a woman, but with a man he can frankly say whatever's on his mind.

AESCHYLUS, Libation Bearers

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Old men are children once again
a dream that sways and wavers
into the hard light of day.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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Time cleanses what it touches over time.

AESCHYLUS, Eumenides

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The people's awe and innate fear will hold injustice back by day, by night, so long as the people leave the laws intact, just as they are: muddy the cleanest spring, and all you'll have to drink is muddy water.

AESCHYLUS, Eumenides

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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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Old men, what are they? Fast fading the leaf,
Three-footed they walk, yet frail as a child,
As a dream set afloat in the daylight.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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Ask the gods nothing excessive.

AESCHYLUS, The Suppliant Women

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Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Obedience is the mother of success, and the wife of security.

AESCHYLUS, The Seven Against Thebes

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When a match has equal partners, then I fear not.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, to come to me; of cureless ills thou art the one physician. Pain lays not its touch upon a corpse.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Philoctetes

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Yet though a man gets many wounds in breast, he dieth not, unless the appointed time, the limit of his life's span, coincide; nor does the man who by the hearth at home sits still, escape the doom that Fate decrees.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Long tarries destiny, but comes to those who pray.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Pourers

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No bribes. Nothing that passes under the roof of a temple Or under the roof of the mouth, can appease heaven's anger Or deflect its aim.

AESCHYLUS, The Oresteia

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For this our task hath Fate spun without fail to last for ever sure, that we on man weighed down with deeds of hate should follow till the earth his life immure. Nor when he dies can he boast of being truly free.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Old age hath stronger sense of right than youth.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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From a just fraud God turneth not away.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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