Aeschylus

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
Aeschylus

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
Aeschylus

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

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

Everyone’s quick to blame the alien.
Aeschylus

For know that no one is free, except Zeus.
Aeschylus

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
Aeschylus

For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.
Aeschylus

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

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

Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.
Aeschylus

God always strives together with those who strive.
Aeschylus

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

Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another’s might.
Aeschylus

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
Aeschylus

I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.
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

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

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

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

I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
Aeschylus

When a man’s willing and eager the god’s join in.
Aeschylus

Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter – Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes – A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
Aeschylus

The man who does ill must suffer ill.
Aeschylus

It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
Aeschylus

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
Aeschylus

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