Aeschylus

525 - 456 BC

A Quote by Aeschylus on learning, men, and profit

Old men are always young enough to learn with profit.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on earth and motherhood

On me the tempest falls. It does not make me tremble. O holy Mother Earth, O air and sun, behold me. I am wronged.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Prometheus Bound, 1089

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A Quote by Aeschylus on foolishness and profit

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus

Do not kick against the pricks.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon, 1624

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A Quote by Aeschylus on justice and time

Justice, voiceless, unseen, seeth thee when thou sleepest and when thou goest forth and when thou liest down. Continually doth she attend thee, now aslant thy course, now at a later time. These lines are from a section of doubtful or spurious fragments.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: translated by Herbert W Smyth, vol. 2, p. 513 (1926).

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A Quote by Aeschylus on laughter

Myriad laughter of the ocean waves.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Prometheus Bound, 89

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A Quote by Aeschylus on force and necessity

The force of necessity is irresistible.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Prometheus Vinctus.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on death, fate, and tyranny

Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: quoted in Agamemnon, I, 1364

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A Quote by Aeschylus on fatherhood, honor, laws, and motherhood

"Honour thy father and thy mother" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 707

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A Quote by Aeschylus on hope

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Exiles feed on hope.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 1668

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