Aeschylus Quotes




If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.Aeschylus

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.Aeschylus

There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy’s hand, when you hate mutually.Aeschylus

Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.Aeschylus

The words of truth are simple.Aeschylus




By Time and Age full many things are taught.Aeschylus

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.Aeschylus

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

But time growing old teaches all things.Aeschylus

It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.Aeschylus




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

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.Aeschylus

Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.Aeschylus

Don’t you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?Aeschylus

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.Aeschylus

For hostile word let hostile word be paid.Aeschylus

Know not to revere human things too much.Aeschylus

What good is it to live a life that brings pains?Aeschylus

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.Aeschylus

Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.Aeschylus

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

The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.Aeschylus

If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.Aeschylus

Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime’s length?Aeschylus