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A Quote by Aeschylus on despair, god, grace, heart, learning, pain, sleep, suffering, and wisdom

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our despair, against our own will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: 456 B.C.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on god and success

Success is man's god.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Choephoræ, 59.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on evil, gifts, and god

To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on despair, god, grace, heart, pain, sleep, wisdom, and words

In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. Quoted by Robert F. Kennedy, delivering an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening of April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana. These words, lacking "own," have been used as one of the inscriptions at the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon. This translation used by R.F Kennedy.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on despair, god, grace, heart, memory, pain, sleep, sorrow, wisdom, and words

Drop, drop - in our sleep, upon the heart sorrow falls, memory's pain, and to us, though against our very will, even in our own despite, comes wisdom by the awful grace of God. The above lines are from Edith Hamilton, translator, Three Greek Plays, p. 170 (1937). Other translations of this passage from Aeschylus vary. Robert F. Kennedy, delivering an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening of April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, said, "Aeschylus wrote: 'In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.'" These words, lacking "own," have been used as one of the inscriptions at the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on falsehood and god

God's mouth knows not how to speak falsehood, but he brings to pass every word.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 1032

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A Quote by Aeschylus on god and love

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God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on fortune and god

High fortune, this in man's eye is god and more than god is this.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: The Libation Bearers, Lines 59-60

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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 on deception and god

God is not averse to deceit in a holy cause.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Fragment 162

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