Aeschylus

525 - 456 BC

A Quote by Aeschylus on fashion

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So in the Libyan fable it is told That once an eagle, stricken with a dart, Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft, "With our own feathers, not by others' hands, Are we now smitten."

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 135

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A Quote by Aeschylus

His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: The Seven Against Thebes, 592

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A Quote by Aeschylus on fear

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Fear is stronger than arms.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon

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A Quote by Aeschylus on fear and good

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There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on prosperity

A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 383

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A Quote by Aeschylus on fortune, god, good, and men

Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: The Libation Bearers, 59

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A Quote by Aeschylus

For only Zeus is free.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Prometheus Bound, Line 50

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A Quote by Aeschylus on envy, friendship, honor, men, strength, and success

Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment

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A Quote by Aeschylus on death, gifts, heaven, persuasion, praise, and sacrifice

Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 146

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A Quote by Aeschylus on art, death, and pain

O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me: of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 250

Contributed by: Zaady

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