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Type: Poet
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 525 BC
Date of Death: 455 BC




 

Aeschylus Quotes

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Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
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Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
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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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Time as he grows old teaches all things.
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It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
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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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It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
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I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.
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Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.
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For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.
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It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
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There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
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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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If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
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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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Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
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It is always in season for old men to learn.
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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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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 say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.
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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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Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
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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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There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
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