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

Quotes by Aeschylus

But time growing old teaches all things.
And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.
Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?
Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.