Aeschylus

525 - 456 BC

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 deed and suffering

For a deadly blow let him pay with a deadly blow: it is for him who has done a deed to suffer.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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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 happiness, life, and prosperity

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

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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

Drop, drop - in our sleep, upon the heart sorrow falls, memory's pain, and to us, though against our very will, even in our own despite, comes wisdom by the awful grace of God. The above lines are from Edith Hamilton, translator, Three Greek Plays, p. 170 (1937). Other translations of this passage from Aeschylus vary. Robert F. Kennedy, delivering an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening of April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, said, "Aeschylus wrote: '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.'" 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.

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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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