AESCHYLUS QUOTES V

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

Aeschylus quote

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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From a just fraud God turneth not away.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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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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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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