Aeschylus Quotes & Wallpapers

Total Quotes: 379

The man who does ill must suffer ill. Aeschylus

It is through suffering that learning comes. Aeschylus

Excessive fear is always powerless. Aeschylus

The will was of Zeus, the hand of Hephaestus. Aeschylus

Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperament? Aeschylus

God is not averse to deceit in a holy cause. Aeschylus

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

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' hand Are we now smitten. Aeschylus

Hold him alone truly fortunate who has ended his life in happy well-being. Aeschylus

The misfortunes of mankind are of varied plumage. Aeschylus

With our own feathers, not by others' hands, Are we now smitten. Aeschylus

The force of necessity is irresistible. Aeschylus

Misfortune wandering the same track lights now upon one and now upon another. Aeschylus

Simple is the speech of truth. Aeschylus

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. Aeschylus

Know not to revere human things too much. Aeschylus

And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain. Aeschylus

I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths. Aeschylus

Unjustly men hate death, which is the greatest defence against their many ills. Aeschylus

Truly even he errs that is wiser than the wise. Aeschylus

The cure is in the house, not brought by other hands from distant places, but by its own, in agony and blood. Aeschylus

Fortune is for all, judgment is theirs who have won it for themselves. Aeschylus

I pray the gods will give me some reliefAnd end this weary job. One long full yearI've been lying here, on this rooftop,The palace of the sons of Atreus,Resting on my arms, just like a dog.I've come to know the night sky, every star,The powers we see glittering in the sky,Bringing winter and summer to us all,As the constellations rise and sink. Aeschylus

The reward of suffering is experience Aeschylus

They who prosper take on airs of vanity. Aeschylus

Only one accomplishment is beyond both the power and the mercy of the Gods. They cannot make the past as though it had never been. Aeschylus

If you will take me as your teacher, you will not kick against the pricks. Aeschylus

Only through suffering do we learn Aeschylus

Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god. Aeschylus

Fear is stronger than arms. Aeschylus

For Hades is mighty in calling men to account below the earth, and with a mind that records in tablets he surveys all things. Aeschylus

The best by far is to marry in one's own rank. Aeschylus

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. Aeschylus

I pray the gods some respite from the weary task of this long year's watch that lying on the Atreidae's roof on bended arm, dog- like, I have kept, marking the conclave of all night's stars, those potentates blazing in the heavens that bring winter and summer to mortal men, the constellations, when they wane, when they rise. Aeschylus

My will is mine...I shall not make it soft for you. Aeschylus

ATHENA: You wish to be called righteous rather than act right. [...] I say, wrong must not win by technicalities. Aeschylus

Old men are always young enough to learn, with profit. Aeschylus

Every ruler is harsh whose rule is new. Aeschylus

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

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

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

The words of truth are simple. 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

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough. Aeschylus

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

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

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased. Aeschylus

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

A man dies not for the many wounds that pierce his breast, unless it be that life's end keep pace with death, nor by sitting on his hearth at home doth he the more escape his appointed doom. Aeschylus

And now it goes as it goes and where it ends is Fate. And neither by singeing flesh nor tipping cups of wine nor shedding burning tears can you enchant away the rigid Fury. Aeschylus

For wherein is life sweet to him who suffers grief? Aeschylus

In visions of the night, like dropping rain, Descend the many memories of pain. Aeschylus

Take courage; pain's extremity soon ends. Aeschylus

Courage! Suffering, when it climbs highest, lasts not long. Aeschylus

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

Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers. Aeschylus

It's a man's jobno place for women's plans here!what lies outside. Stay home and cause no trouble. Aeschylus

Remember to be submissive, thou art analien, a fugitive, and in need. Aeschylus

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

It is the nature of mortals to kick a fallen man. Aeschylus

Ares gives his verdict without witnesses. Aeschylus

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

Know yourself and fit yourself to new fashions. For there is a new ruler among the gods. Aeschylus

Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage. Aeschylus

Nothing forces us to know What we do not want to know Except pain Aeschylus

I warn the marauder dragging plunder, chaotic, rich beyond all rights: he'll strike his sails, harried at long last, stunned when the squalls of torment break his spars to bits. Aeschylus

To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand. Aeschylus

Against necessity, against its strength, no one can fight and win. Aeschylus

Page 1 of 6 | NEXT PAGE >
1   2   3   4   5   6