Aeschylus

525 - 456 BC

A Quote by Aeschylus on prosperity

A state that is prosperous always honors the gods.

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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A Quote by Aeschylus on authority

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Prometheus Bound, c. 490 B.C.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on learning and youth

Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon, 584.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on falsehood and god

God's mouth knows not how to speak falsehood, but he brings to pass every word.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 1032

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A Quote by Aeschylus on memory, motherhood, and wisdom

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on mortality

Alas, I am struck a deep mortal blow!

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon, 1343

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A Quote by Aeschylus on necessity and strength

. . . against necessity, against its strength, no one can fight and win.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Prometheus Bound, Lines 105-106

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