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Summary

Aeschylus was a famous Poet from Greece, who lived between 525 BC and 456 BC.

Biography

Aiskhylos (or Aiskylos, Aeschylus, Aeschylus) was a playwright of ancient Greece, together with Euripides and Sophocles one of the three major Greek tragikerne.

Aiskhylos was born in Eleusis in Attica. He lived mainly in Athens and in Sicily, where he died. He wrote his first plays in 498 BC, but his earliest surviving piece of the Persians, performed the first time in 472 BC. The play deals with the battle of Salamis, which was one of many in the fight against the Persians. Aiskhylos participated actively in this and partly also in the battles of Marathon and Plataea.

He should have written over 90 works, of which only seven have survived to our days. These are Persians (472 BC), The 7 against Thebes (467 BC), the pleading, Promethevs in chains and Oresteia (458 BC). Oresteia is a trilogy consisting of Agamemnon, and the atoning sacrifice Eumenidene.

Our collection contains 90 quotes who is written / told by Aeschylus, under the main topics: Death, Education, Environmental, Power, Success.

Related authors: Euripides, Sophocles

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeschylus

Famous quotes by Aeschylus (90)


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"Of prosperity mortals can never have enough"
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"Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety"
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"When a match has equal partners then I fear not"
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"To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble"
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"To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift"
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"There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief"
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"Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy"
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"It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer"
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"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship"
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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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"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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"Excessive fear is always powerless"
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"It is always in season for old men to learn"
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"Words are the physicians of a mind diseased"
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"There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie"
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"The wisest of the wise may err"
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"Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts"
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"It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered"
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"It is always in season for old men to learn"
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"If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents"
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"If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful"
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"For know that no one is free, except Zeus"
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"By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water"
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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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"You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense"
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"Time as he grows old teaches all things"
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"The man who does ill must suffer ill"
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"Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering"
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"I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence"
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"I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget"
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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"
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"But time growing old teaches all things"
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"Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts"
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"The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise"
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"My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair"
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"Mourn for me rather as living than as dead"
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"It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill"
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"It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers"
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"From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow"
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"For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock"
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"Everyone's quick to blame the alien"
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"Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind"
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"When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?"
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"We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity"
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"Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune"
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"Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm"
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"Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things"
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"Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel"
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"In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house"
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"I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery"
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"God always strives together with those who strive"
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"Excessive fear is always powerless"
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"Call no man happy till he is dead"
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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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"Wisdom comes alone through suffering"
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"Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?"
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"It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath"
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"It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted"
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"In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend"
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"For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune"
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"For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness"
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"For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends"
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"For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone"
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"By Time and Age full many things are taught"
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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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"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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"A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house"
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"What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?"
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"Time brings all things to pass"
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"The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen"
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"Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence"
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"It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish"
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"God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard"
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"For children preserve the fame of a man after his death"
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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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"Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen"
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"What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?"
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"What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors"
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"We shall perish by guile just as we slew"
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"There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls"
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"It is good even for old men to learn wisdom"
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"I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils"
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"He who goes unenvied shall not be admired"
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"God loves to help him who strives to help himself"
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"For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight"
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"For hostile word let hostile word be paid"
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"Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?"
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"Death is softer by far than tyranny"


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