Aeschylus Quotes

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  • No one can count the terrors that the earth spawns, catastrophic, gruesome, and the vast arms of the sea swarm with brute monsters bent on harm, and everywhere between the sky and ground lights bloom by day in flares and sudden bolts; and birds and beasts alike can tell of the whirlwind's whirling wrath.

    Aeschylus, Alan Shapiro, Peter Burian (2003). “The Oresteia”, p.128, Oxford University Press, USA
  • Long tarries destiny, But comes to those who pray.

    Aeschylus (1873). “The Tragedies of Æschylos: A New Translation, with a Biographical Essay, and an Appendix of Rhymed Choral Odes”, p.270
  • I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.

  • The words of truth are simple.

    Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Menander (of Athens.), Aristophanes (1938). “The Complete Greek Drama: All the Extant Tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the Comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a Variety of Translations”
  • Whoever is just willingly and without compulsion will not lack happiness; he will never be utterly destroyed.

    Aeschylus (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Aeschylus (Illustrated)”, p.247, Delphi Classics
  • The reward of suffering is experience

    "Oresteia: Agamemnon". Play by Aeschylus,
  • Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.

    "Prometheus Bound". Play by Aeschylus,
  • Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering.

    Aeschylus (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Aeschylus (Illustrated)”, p.144, Delphi Classics
  • Ares ever loves to pluck all the fairest flower of an armed host.

    Aeschylus (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Aeschylus (Illustrated)”, p.347, Delphi Classics
  • This is the law: blood spilt upon the ground cries out for more.

    Aeschylus (1964). “The Libation Bearers: And The Eumenides: The Oresteia, Parts II and III.”
  • We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.

  • 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.

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.

    Aeschylus (2013). “Aeschylus II: The Oresteia”, p.51, University of Chicago Press
  • Know not to revere human things too much.

  • In visions of the night, like dropping rain, Descend the many memories of pain.

    Aeschylus, Sophocles (2010). “Nine Greek Dramas by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes”, p.11, Cosimo, Inc.
  • Time, waxing old, doth all things purify.

    "Eumenides". Play by Aeschylus,
  • Jars neither of wine nor of water shall fail in the houses of the rich.

    Aeschylus (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Aeschylus (Illustrated)”, p.344, Delphi Classics
  • Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.

  • Bronze is the mirror of form, wine of the heart.

  • There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

  • Don't try to make intelligent decisions when your brain is hyped

  • Those who would learn must suffer. In our own despair, against our will, wisdom comes to us.

  • 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.

  • For sufferers it is sweet to know before-hand clearly the pain that still remains for them.

    Aeschylus (1956). “Aeschylus: The suppliant maidens, The Persians, translated by S. G. Benardete. Seven against Thebes, Prometheus bound, translated by D. Grene”
  • Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers.

    Aeschylus (1961). “Prometheus Bound. The Suppliants. Seven Against Thebes. The Persians”, Penguin Classics
  • I gave them hope, and so turned away their eyes from death

  • The gods at will can shape a gladder strain, and from the lamentations at the graveside, a song of triumph may arise.

    Aeschylus (1964). “The Libation Bearers: And The Eumenides: The Oresteia, Parts II and III.”
  • When the black and mortal blood of man has fallen to the ground ... who then can sing spells to call it back again?

    Aeschylus (2013). “Aeschylus II: The Oresteia”, p.54, University of Chicago Press
  • For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying.

    Aeschylus (2013). “Agamemnon in Plain and Simple English (Translated)”, p.88, BookCaps Study Guides
  • Excessive fear is always powerless.

    Aeschylus (2013). “Aeschylus I: The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliant Maidens, Prometheus Bound”, p.140, University of Chicago Press
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    • Born: 525 BC
    • Died: 456 BC
    • Occupation: Dramatist