Aeschylus

525 - 456 BC

A Quote by Aeschylus on kindness, lies, and words

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

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on revenge, time, war, and youth

I pray for no more youth To perish before its prime; That Revenge and iron-heated War May fade with all that has gone before Into the night of time. Senator Edward Kennedy quoted this passage in testimony before the Commission on Campus Unrest, July 15, 1970. - Congressional Record, vol. 116, p. 24309.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: This modern version is an adaptation of the Oresteia; these lines are from Eumenides (The Furies).

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A Quote by Aeschylus on suffering and wisdom

Wisdom cometh by suffering.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on grief, guidance, heart, memory, men, pleasure, sleep, suffering, and wisdom

Chorus: Zeus, who guided men to think who laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon, Lines 177-180

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A Quote by Aeschylus on time

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Time as he grows old teaches many lessons.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 981

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A Quote by Aeschylus on time

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Time brings all things to pass.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on time

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Time as he grows old teaches all things.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on disease, friendship, trust, and tyranny

For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on admiration

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on despair, god, grace, heart, pain, sleep, wisdom, and words

In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. Quoted by Robert F. Kennedy, delivering an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening of April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana. These words, lacking "own," have been used as one of the inscriptions at the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon. This translation used by R.F Kennedy.

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