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Aeschylus

Ęschylus was a playwright of ancient Greece, the earliest of the three greatest Greek tragedians, the others being Sophocles and Euripides.
Found 116 thoughts of Aeschylus

In war, truth is the first casualty.

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Words are the physicians of the mind diseased.

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It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

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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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It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

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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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Only when man's life comes to its end in prosperity can one call that man happy.

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I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

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Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.

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The wisest of the wise may err.

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The man whose authority is recent is always stern.

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It is always in season for old men to learn.

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When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in.

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It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.

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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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Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.

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In few men is it part of nature to respect a friend's prosperity without begrudging him.

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I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil.

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There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.

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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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Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.

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I know how men in exile feed on dreams.

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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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His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.

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Time as he grows old teaches all things.

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