Aeschylus Quotes




I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.Aeschylus

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

What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?Aeschylus

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

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




Memory is the mother of all wisdom.Aeschylus

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

It is always in season for old men to learn.Aeschylus

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.Aeschylus

Excessive fear is always powerless.Aeschylus




Only when a man’s life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.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

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

You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.Aeschylus

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.Aeschylus

His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.Aeschylus

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.Aeschylus

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.Aeschylus

The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen.Aeschylus

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

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

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

Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.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