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Aeschylus Quotes

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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.
Aeschylus
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
Aeschylus
You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
Aeschylus
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Aeschylus
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.
Aeschylus
Whenever strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
Aeschylus
It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.
Aeschylus
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
Aeschylus
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Aeschylus
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Aeschylus (The Oresteia - Agamemnon, 458 BCE)
It is always in season for old men to learn.
Aeschylus
Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
Aeschylus
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.
Aeschylus
The meaning I picked , the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
Aeschylus
The wisest of the wise may err.
Aeschylus
The words of truth are simple.
Aeschylus
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
Aeschylus
Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
Aeschylus
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
Aeschylus
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
Know not to revere human things too much.
Aeschylus
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.
Aeschylus
Excessive fear is always powerless.
Aeschylus
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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)
 Agamemnon
 The Libation Bearers
 The Eumenides
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