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


 

Aeschylus Quotes > Alas for the affairs of men!...

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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.
Aeschylus
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