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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.
Aeschylus (Seven against Thebes, 467 BCE)
Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of salvation.
Whenever strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
It is always in season for old men to learn.
Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
Time brings all things to pass.
Aeschylus (Prometheus Bound)
I would far rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
Aeschylus (The Suppliants, 463 BCE)
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
Everyone’s quick to blame the alien.
The meaning I picked , the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
The wisest of the wise may err.
The words of truth are simple.
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Know not to revere human things too much.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
Suffering brings experience.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
There is no disease I spit on more than treachery.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
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Aeschylus Biography

Born: 525 BCE
Died: 456 BCE

Aeschylus was a Greek dramatist and playwright and he is mainly known for being the founder of Greek tragedy.

Notable Works
The Persians (472 BCE)
Seven against Thebes
(467 BCE)
The Suppliants
(463 BCE)
The Oresteia (458 BCE)
 The Libation Bearers
 The Eumenides
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