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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God- Aeschylus

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow- Aeschylus

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief- Aeschylus

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

Memory is the mother of all wisdom- Aeschylus


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

Time brings all things to pass- Aeschylus

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

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety- Aeschylus

Wisdom comes alone through suffering- Aeschylus


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

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie- Aeschylus

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

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


It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer- Aeschylus


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

You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense- Aeschylus

By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water- Aeschylus


It is always in season for old men to learn- Aeschylus

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

Memory is the mother of all wisdom- Aeschylus

Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him- Aeschylus

The man who does ill must suffer ill- Aeschylus

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

Whoever is new to power is always harsh- Aeschylus


In every tyrant’s heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend- Aeschylus


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- Aeschylus

What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?- Aeschylus

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

Everyone’s quick to blame the alien- Aeschylus

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


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

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased- Aeschylus

You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense- Aeschylus

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


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- Aeschylus


I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence- Aeschylus


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

For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight- Aeschylus

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

Only when a man’s life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy- Aeschylus

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough- Aeschylus

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


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

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


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


For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one’s friends- Aeschylus

We shall perish by guile just as we slew- Aeschylus

The words of truth are simple- Aeschylus

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