AESCHYLUS QUOTES V

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

Aeschylus quote

For wherein is life sweet to him who suffers grief?

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Hoplon Krisis

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Still to the sufferer comes, as due from God, a glory that to suffering owes its birth.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Hungry wailing standeth not aloof.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Phineus

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In the sinews of the dead there is no blood.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Sisyphos

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Would that I might get a mantle like unto the heavens!

AESCHYLUS, Salaminiai

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Thou needs must spit it out and make clean thy mouth.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Both silent, when there is need, and speaking in season.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Prometheus Pyrphoros

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Necessity is stronger far than art.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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The Sphinx, the Watch-dog that presideth over evil days.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Sphinx

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The air is Zeus, Zeus earth, and Zeus the heaven, Zeus all that is, and what transcends them all.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Heliades

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Truly even he errs that is wiser than the wise.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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Fortune is for all, judgment is theirs who have won it for themselves.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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The seed of mortals broods o'er passing things, and hath nought surer than the smoke-cloud's shadow.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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For a single path leads to the house of Hades.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Telephos

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When a man dies, flesh is frayed and broken in the fire, but not his will.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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This is the law: blood spilt upon the ground cries out for more.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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For in pure maidens, knowing not the marriage-bed, the glance of the eyes sinks from shame.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Toxotides

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For in the voyage of the heart, there is a freight of hatred, and the wind of wrath blows shrill.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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Night, o my mother, from whose womb I took my being.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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