Aeschylus 1

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

Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
Aeschylus

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
Aeschylus

Death is softer by far than tyranny.
Aeschylus

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

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

Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
Aeschylus

The words of truth are simple.
Aeschylus

The wisest of the wise may err.
Aeschylus

I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
Aeschylus

What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?
Aeschylus

When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
Aeschylus

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.
Aeschylus

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
Aeschylus

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

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

Excessive fear is always powerless.
Aeschylus

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

His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.
Aeschylus

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

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.
Aeschylus

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Aeschylus

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
Aeschylus

The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen.
Aeschylus

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

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