AESCHYLUS QUOTES VI

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

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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Lustre of man walking proud beneath the sky diminishes to nothing and goes unregarded.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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Jars neither of wine nor of water shall fail in the houses of the rich.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Kabeiroi

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Dreams are free.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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Trouble, with its memories of pain, drips in our hearts as we try to sleep, so men against their will learn to practice moderation.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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The holy heaven yearns to wound the earth, and yearning layeth hold on the earth to join in wedlock; the rain, fallen from the amorous heaven, impregnates the earth, and it bringeth forth for mankind the food of flocks and herds and Demeter's gifts; and from that moist marriage-rite the woods put on their bloom.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Danaides

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Not for laggards doth a contest wait.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Glaukos Potnieus

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I gave them hope, and so turned away their eyes from death.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Truly upon mortals cometh swift of foot their evil and his offence upon him that trespasseth against Right.

AESCHYLUS, fragment, Bacchae

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There is no avoidance in delay.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Bearers

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Take courage; pain's extremity soon ends.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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On me the tempest falls. It does not make me tremble. O holy Mother Earth, O air and sun, behold me. I am wronged.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Wisdom to learn is e'en for old men good.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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But when the dust has drunk the blood of men, no resurrection comes for one who's dead.

AESCHYLUS, The Eumenides

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For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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God ever works with those that work with will.

AESCHYLUS, fragment

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No man looks with love on deeds that to the high Gods hateful prove.

AESCHYLUS, The Libation Pourers

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A phantom queen through all the house shall rove; and all the joy doth flee the sculptured forms of beauty once did give; and in the penury of eyes that live, all Aphrodite's grace is lost in empty space.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

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