AESCHYLUS QUOTES IV

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

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Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.

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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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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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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