Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)
Source: quoted in Agamemnon, I, 1364
Contributed by: Zaady
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Every ruler is harsh whose laws are new.
High fortune, this in man's eye is god and more than god is this.
Source: The Libation Bearers, Lines 59-60
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Source: Agamemnon, 832
Honor modesty more than your life.
Source: The Suppliant Maidens, Line 1012
What is pleasanter that the tie of host and guest?
Source: The Libation Bearers, 702
The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it.
She [Helen] brought to Ilium her dowry, destruction.
Source: Agamemnon, 406
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