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Aeschylus Quote: “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”

Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.

— Aeschylus



Aeschylus Quote: “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.”

Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “In war, truth is the first casualty.”

In war, truth is the first casualty.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”

Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Time brings all things to pass.”

Time brings all things to pass.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.”

There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Only through suffering do we learn.”

Only through suffering do we learn.

— Aeschylus


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

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

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “The reward of suffering is experience.”

The reward of suffering is experience.

— Aeschylus


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

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

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “The words of truth are simple.”

The words of truth are simple.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one’s life.”

For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one’s life.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Wisdom comes through suffering. Trouble, with its memories of pain, Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep, So men against their will Learn to practice moderation. Favours come to us from gods.”

Wisdom comes through suffering. Trouble, with its memories of pain, Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep, So men against their will Learn to practice moderation. Favours come to us from gods.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “The truth Has to be melted out of our stubborn lives By suffering. Nothing speaks the truth, Nothing tells us how things really are, Nothing forces us to know What we do not want to know Except pain. And this is how the gods declare their love.”

The truth Has to be melted out of our stubborn lives By suffering. Nothing speaks the truth, Nothing tells us how things really are, Nothing forces us to know What we do not want to know Except pain. And this is how the gods declare their love.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “And now it goes as it goes and where it ends is Fate. And neither by singeing flesh nor tipping cups of wine nor shedding burning tears can you enchant away the rigid Fury.”

And now it goes as it goes and where it ends is Fate. And neither by singeing flesh nor tipping cups of wine nor shedding burning tears can you enchant away the rigid Fury.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.”

Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering.”

Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “The laws of a state change with the changing times.”

The laws of a state change with the changing times.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “They sent forth men to battle, But no such men return; And home, to claim their welcome, Come ashes in an urn.”

They sent forth men to battle, But no such men return; And home, to claim their welcome, Come ashes in an urn.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Those who would learn must suffer. In our own despair, against our will, wisdom comes to us.”

Those who would learn must suffer. In our own despair, against our will, wisdom comes to us.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “For in pure maidens, knowing not the marriage-bed, the glance of the eyes sinks from shame.”

For in pure maidens, knowing not the marriage-bed, the glance of the eyes sinks from shame.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “By suffering comes wisdom.”

By suffering comes wisdom.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “God loves to help him who strives to help himself.”

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “I have been schooled by my own suffering: I’ve learned the many ways of being purged.”

I have been schooled by my own suffering: I’ve learned the many ways of being purged.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Success is man’s god.”

Success is man’s god.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.”

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “If you will take me as your teacher, you will not kick against the pricks.”

If you will take me as your teacher, you will not kick against the pricks.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers.”

Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “The will was of Zeus, the hand of Hephaestus.”

The will was of Zeus, the hand of Hephaestus.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “For know that no one is free, except Zeus.”

For know that no one is free, except Zeus.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift.”

To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Unanimous hatred is the greatest medicine for a human community.”

Unanimous hatred is the greatest medicine for a human community.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “The so-called mother of the child isn’t the child’s begetter, but only a sort of nursing soil for the new-sown seed. The man, the one on top, is the true parent, while she, a stranger, foster’s a stranger’s sprout.”

The so-called mother of the child isn’t the child’s begetter, but only a sort of nursing soil for the new-sown seed. The man, the one on top, is the true parent, while she, a stranger, foster’s a stranger’s sprout.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “In the sinews of the dead there is no blood.”

In the sinews of the dead there is no blood.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “We spoil ourselves with scruples long as things go well.”

We spoil ourselves with scruples long as things go well.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.”

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

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “For by the will of the gods Fate hath held sway since ancient days.”

For by the will of the gods Fate hath held sway since ancient days.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “But let the good prevail.”

But let the good prevail.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “For a single path leads to the house of Hades.”

For a single path leads to the house of Hades.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Call no man happy till he is dead.”

Call no man happy till he is dead.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Hungry wailing standeth not aloof.”

Hungry wailing standeth not aloof.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery.”

Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “But when once the earth has sucked up a dead man’s blood, there is no way to raise him up.”

But when once the earth has sucked up a dead man’s blood, there is no way to raise him up.

— Aeschylus


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

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

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Courage! Suffering, when it climbs highest, lasts not long.”

Courage! Suffering, when it climbs highest, lasts not long.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.”

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

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “The field of doom bears death as its harvest.”

The field of doom bears death as its harvest.

— Aeschylus


Aeschylus Quote: “Nothing forces us to know What we do not want to know Except pain.”

Nothing forces us to know What we do not want to know Except pain.

— Aeschylus

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