Aeschylus Quotes

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Time brings all things to pass.
— Aeschylus


Ask the gods, nothing excessive.
— Aeschylus
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.


Wisdom comes alone through suffering.

wisdom suffering

A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.


Every ruler is harsh whose rule is new.
— Aeschylus
But time, growing old teaches all things.
— Aeschylus

age time

Those who prosper take on airs of vanity.

vanity prosperity

Time in its aging course teaches all things.
— Aeschylus
Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
— Aeschylus


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

old age education

It is always in season for the old to learn.
— Aeschylus
God is not averse to deceit in a holy cause.

deceit cause

When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in.
— Aeschylus

perseverance drive

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
— Aeschylus
What is pleasanter than the tie of host and guest?
— Aeschylus
The lust for power never dies—men cannot have enough.


In marriage, when there are equal partners, I fear not.
— Aeschylus
It is a high advantage for a wise man not to seem wise.
— Aeschylus
Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
— Aeschylus


I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
— Aeschylus


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


Against necessity, against its strength, no man can fight and win.
— Aeschylus
The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it.
— Aeschylus
Nor sitting by his hearth at home doth a man escape his appointed doom.
— Aeschylus
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of salvation.


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


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


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


Few men have the strength of character to rejoice in a friend's success without a touch of envy.


It is easy for the one who stands outside
The prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one
Who suffers.


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.