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Born in 525 BC / Died in 455 BC / Greece / Greek

Quotes by Aeschylus

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.
There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.
What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?
To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.
Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Everyone's quick to blame the alien.
It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.