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49 Inspirational Aeschylus Quotes (WISDOM)

Top 10 Most Famous Aeschylus Quotes (BEST)

“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.”

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There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.Pin
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.Pin
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.Pin
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
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.Pin
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.

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
Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.Pin
Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.Pin
Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
My will is mine... I shall not make it soft for you.Pin
My will is mine… I shall not make it soft for you.
They sent forth men to battle, but no such men return; and home, to claim their welcome, come ashes in an urn.Pin
They sent forth men to battle, but no such men return; and home, to claim their welcome, come ashes in an urn.

10 Wise Aeschylus Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.Pin
There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.Pin
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.Pin
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.
Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.Pin
Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
Nothing forces us to know what we do not want to know. Except pain. And this is how the gods declare their love.Pin
Nothing forces us to know what we do not want to know. Except pain. And this is how the gods declare their love.
To learn is to be young, however old.Pin
To learn is to be young, however old.
Time, as it grows old, teaches all things.Pin
Time, as it grows old, teaches all things.
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.Pin
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
You shall learn, though late, the lesson of how to be discreet.Pin
You shall learn, though late, the lesson of how to be discreet.
Courage! Suffering, when it climbs highest, lasts not long.Pin
Courage! Suffering, when it climbs highest, lasts not long.

4 Aeschylus Quotes on Truth

In war, truth is the first casualty.Pin
In war, truth is the first casualty.
Simple is the speech of truth.Pin
Simple is the speech of truth.
It's not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.Pin
It’s not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Wrong must not win by technicalities.Pin
Wrong must not win by technicalities.

10 Inspirational Aeschylus Quotes on Life and Death

Unjustly men hate death, which is the greatest defence against their many ills.Pin
Unjustly men hate death, which is the greatest defence against their many ills.
For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.Pin
For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one’s life.
I gave them hope, and so turned away their eyes from death.Pin
I gave them hope, and so turned away their eyes from death.
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.Pin
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.Pin
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.Pin
Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
Suffering brings experience.Pin
Suffering brings experience.
Call no man happy till he is dead.Pin
Call no man happy till he is dead.
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.Pin
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
When the black and mortal blood of man has fallen to the ground... who then can sing spells to call it back again?Pin
When the black and mortal blood of man has fallen to the ground… who then can sing spells to call it back again?

5 Aeschylus Quotes on Treachery and Happiness

“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
I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.Pin
I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.Pin
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.Pin
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends.Pin
For somehow this is tyranny’s disease, to trust no friends.

5 Short Aeschylus Quotes that will Make You Think

I know how men in exile feed on dreams.Pin
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.Pin
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.Pin
God’s most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
Time brings all things to pass.Pin
Time brings all things to pass.
His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.Pin
His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.

3 Aeschylus Quotes on Women

She looked just like a painting dying to speak.Pin
She looked just like a painting dying to speak.
Wiles and deceit are female qualities.Pin
Wiles and deceit are female qualities.
Rumours voiced by women come to nothing.Pin
Rumours voiced by women come to nothing.

2 Aeschylus Quotes on Words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.Pin
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.Pin
Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
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