Aeschylus Quotes




Time brings all things to pass.Aeschylus

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.Aeschylus

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.Aeschylus

When a match has equal partners then I fear not.Aeschylus

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




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

Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?Aeschylus

Too few rejoice at a friend’s good fortune.Aeschylus

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

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




Time as he grows old teaches all things.Aeschylus

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.Aeschylus

Since long I’ve held silence a remedy for harm.Aeschylus

For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.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

The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.Aeschylus

We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.Aeschylus

It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.Aeschylus

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.Aeschylus

What exists outside is a man’s concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.Aeschylus

We shall perish by guile just as we slew.Aeschylus

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

A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.Aeschylus

I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.Aeschylus

To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.Aeschylus