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
Contributed by: Zaady
His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.
Source: The Seven Against Thebes, 592
Fear is stronger than arms.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place.
A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.
Source: fragment 383
Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.
Source: The Libation Bearers, 59
For only Zeus is free.
Source: Prometheus Bound, Line 50
Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy.
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.
Source: fragment 146
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.
Source: fragment 250
Copyright © 2014 Gaiam, Inc.