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Aeschylus quotes (24)

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man but the man the oath.
Aeschylus   Category: Monument

In our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair against our will comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. Quoted by Robert F. Kennedy delivering an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King Jr. the evening of April 4 1968 in Indianapolis Indiana. These words lacking own have been used as one of the inscriptions at the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.
Aeschylus   Category: Sleep

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.
Aeschylus   Category: Dream

Justice voiceless unseen seeth thee when thou sleepest and when thou goest forth and when thou liest down. Continually doth she attend thee now aslant thy course now at a later time. These lines are from a section of doubtful or spurious fragments.
Aeschylus   Category: Justice

When a man is willing and eager the gods join in.
Aeschylus   Category: Will

Only when mans life comes to end in prosperity can one call that man happy.
Aeschylus   Category: Happiness

Only one accomplishment is beyond both the power and the mercy of the Gods. They cannot make the past as though it had never been.
Aeschylus   Category: Accomplishment

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Aeschylus   Category: Kindness

I pray for no more youth To perish before its prime; That Revenge and iron-heated War May fade with all that has gone before Into the night of time. Senator Edward Kennedy quoted this passage in testimony before the Commission on Campus Unrest July 15 1970. Congressional Record vol. 116 p. 24309.
Aeschylus   Category: Unsorted

Good fortune is a god among men and more than a god.
Aeschylus   Category: God

The wisest of the wise may err.
Aeschylus   Category: Wise

... against necessity against its strength no one can fight and win.
Aeschylus   Category: Necessity

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

Do not kick against the pricks.
Aeschylus   Category: Poetry

It is a profitable thing if one is wise to seem foolish.
Aeschylus   Category: Fool

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
Aeschylus   Category: Memory

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
Aeschylus   Category: Word

Chorus: Zeus who guided men to think who laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate.
Aeschylus   Category: Wisdom

A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.
Aeschylus   Category: Burden

By suffering comes wisdom.
Aeschylus   Category: Disillusionment

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
Aeschylus   Category: Advice

His resolve is not to seem but to be the best.
Aeschylus   Category: Courage

I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil.
Aeschylus   Category: Evil

So in the Libyan fable it is told That once an eagle stricken with a dart Said when he saw the fashion of the shaft With our own feathers not by others hands Are we now smitten.
Aeschylus   Category: Endure