Aeschylus

525 - 456 BC

A Quote by Aeschylus on experience, reward, and suffering

The reward of suffering is experience.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on endings and grief

Sweet is a grief well ended.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on animals, earth, empowerment, heaven, and purity

The great and amorous sky curved over the earth, and lay upon her as a pure lover. The rain, the humid flux descending from heaven for both man and animal, for both thick and strong, germinated the wheat, swelled the furrows with fecund mud and brought forth the buds in the orchards. And it is I who empowered these moist espousals, I the great Aphrodite.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: The Danaides, c 500 B.C.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on evil, gifts, and god

To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.

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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A Quote by Aeschylus on god and success

Success is man's god.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Choephoræ, 59.

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A Quote by Aeschylus

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

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on laws and parenthood

'Reverence for parents' stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on dogs, heaven, lies, men, and mortality

I pray the gods some respite from the weary task of this long year's watch that lying on the Atreidae's roof on bended arm, dog- like, I have kept, marking the conclave of all night's stars, those potentates blazing in the heavens that bring winter and summer to mortal men, the constellations, when they wane, when they rise.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon, 1

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A Quote by Aeschylus on belief

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It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 385

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