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Aeschylus – 44 Quotes

 

44 Quotes by Aeschylus

 

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

– Aeschylus


It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.

– Aeschylus


Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.

– Aeschylus


The words of truth are simple.

– Aeschylus


For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one’s friends.

– Aeschylus


In every tyrant’s heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.

– Aeschylus


Time brings all things to pass.

– Aeschylus


But time growing old teaches all things.

– Aeschylus


Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.

– Aeschylus


When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?

– Aeschylus


Whoever is new to power is always harsh.

– Aeschylus


What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?

– Aeschylus


Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.

– Aeschylus


It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

– Aeschylus


Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter – Like a fair picture when misfortune comes – A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.

– Aeschylus


Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.

– Aeschylus


Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

– Aeschylus


And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness and he will never come to utter ruin.

– Aeschylus


For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another’s happiness.

– Aeschylus


There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

– Aeschylus


For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.

– Aeschylus


God’s most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.

– Aeschylus


God always strives together with those who strive.

– Aeschylus


God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

– Aeschylus


God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.

– Aeschylus


Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.

– Aeschylus


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

– Aeschylus


Excessive fear is always powerless.

– Aeschylus


When a match has equal partners then I fear not.

– Aeschylus


There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.

– Aeschylus


My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.

– Aeschylus


By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.

– Aeschylus


It is always in season for old men to learn.

– Aeschylus


I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.

– Aeschylus


I know how men in exile feed on dreams.

– Aeschylus


Call no man happy till he is dead.

– Aeschylus


Death is softer by far than tyranny.

– Aeschylus


Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.

– Aeschylus


For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.

– Aeschylus


Death is easier than a wretched life and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.

– Aeschylus


It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.

– Aeschylus


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

– Aeschylus


Wisdom comes alone through suffering.

– Aeschylus


By Time and Age full many things are taught.

– Aeschylus


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