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

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Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?

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

82

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

79

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.

75

Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

61

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.

61

The air is Zeus, Zeus earth, and Zeus the heaven, Zeus all that is, and what transcends them all.

61

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

58

I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.

52

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

48

Wrong must not win by technicalities.

46

ATHENA: You wish to be called righteous rather than act right.

[...] I say, wrong must not win by technicalities.

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About Aeschylus

Quotes 326 sayings
Nationality Greek
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

Call no man happy till he is dead.

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

37

Few men have the natural strength to honor a friend's success without envy.

37

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.

33

Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering.

32

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.

28

For know that no one is free, except Zeus.

26

When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.

26

God always strives together with those who strive.

24

The reward of suffering is experience.

23

Justice, voiceless, unseen, seeth thee when thou sleepest and when thou goest forth and when thou liest down. Continually doth she attend thee, now aslant thy course, now at a later time. These lines are from a section of doubtful or spurious fragments.

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There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.

23

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.

21

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.

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For the lips of Zeus do not know how to lie, but bring to fulfilment every word.

20

Wisdom comes through suffering. Trouble, with its memories of pain, Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep, So men against their will Learn to practice moderation. Favours come to us from gods.

18

The holy heaven yearns to wound the earth, and yearning layeth hold on the earth to join in wedlock; the rain, fallen from the amorous heaven, impregnates the earth, and it bringeth forth for mankind the food of flocks and herds and Demeter's gifts; and from that moist marriage-rite the woods put on their bloom.

17

Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery.

16

Whoever is just willingly and without compulsion will not lack happiness;

he will never be utterly destroyed.

15

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

15

But when once the earth has sucked up a dead man's blood, there is no way to raise him up.

15

The act of evil breeds others to follow, young sins in its own likeness.

14

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.

14

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

13

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.

13

The tongue of slander is too prompt with wanton malice to wound the stranger.

12

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.

12

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.

11

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

11

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

11

Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.

11

In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.

10

The truth Has to be melted out of our stubborn lives By suffering.

Nothing speaks the truth, Nothing tells us how things really are, Nothing forces us to know What we do not want to know Except pain. And this is how the gods declare their love.

9

Time brings all things to pass.

9

Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.

9

We shall perish by guile just as we slew.

9

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.

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