Aeschylus Quotes

117 Aeschylus quotes:

"There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie."
"What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?"
"A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house."
"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."
"He who goes unenvied shall not be admired."
"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."
"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."
"And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin."
"Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind."
"By Time and Age full many things are taught."
"Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?"
"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."
"Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts."
"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."
"It is good even for old men to learn wisdom."
"It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath."
"Mourn for me rather as living than as dead."
"His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be."
"I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery."
"The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise."

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