It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)
Source: fragment 385
Contributed by: Zaady
A great ox stands on my tongue.
Source: Agamemnon, 36
A state that is prosperous always honors the gods.
Only when man's life comes to end in prosperity can one call that man happy.
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
Source: Prometheus Bound, c. 490 B.C.
Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.
Source: Agamemnon, 584.
God's mouth knows not how to speak falsehood, but he brings to pass every word.
Source: fragment 1032
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
Alas, I am struck a deep mortal blow!
Source: Agamemnon, 1343
. . . against necessity, against its strength, no one can fight and win.
Source: Prometheus Bound, Lines 105-106
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