Aeschylus

Aeschylus

Greek dramatist

Lived from: BC 525-456

Quotes: Aeschylus

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    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.
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    Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
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    I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.
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    A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
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    Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
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    Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
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    And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
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    And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
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    Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.
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    But time growing old teaches all things.
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    By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
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    Call no man happy till he is dead.
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    Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
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    Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
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    Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.
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