Inspirational Aeschylus Quotes

Inspirational Aeschylus Quotes
Aeschylus

Aeschylus (525 BC – 456 BC) was a playwright of ancient Greece, the earliest of the three greatest Greek tragedians, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. His plays, alongside those of Sophocles and Euripides, are the only works of Classical Greek literature to have survived. This post features some inspirational Aeschylus Quotes.

According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in theater to allow conflict among them, whereas characters previously had interacted only with the chorus. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived.Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived.

Aeschylus Quotes

“Suffering brings experience.”
Aeschylus

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
― Aeschylus

“For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one’s life.”
― Aeschylus

“Nothing forces us to know
What we do not want to know
Except pain.”
― Aeschylus

“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until, in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”
― Aeschylus

“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.
Favors come to us from gods.”
― Aeschylus

“I know how men in exile feed on dreams.”
― Aeschylus

“Memory is the mother of all wisdom. ”
― Aeschylus

“It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”
― Aeschylus

“It’s not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.”
― Aeschylus

“To learn is to be young, however old.”
― Aeschylus

“My will is mine…I shall not make it soft for you.”
― Aeschylus

“Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”
― Aeschylus

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

“Unanimous hatred is the greatest medicine for a human community.”
― Aeschylus

“For somehow this is tyranny’s disease, to trust no friends.”
― Aeschylus

“Time, as it grows old, teaches all things.”
― Aeschylus

“There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.”
― Aeschylus

“They sent forth men to battle, But no such men return; And home, to claim their welcome, Come ashes in an urn.”
Aeschylus quotes

“I pray the gods will give me some relief
And end this weary job. One long full year
I’ve been lying here, on this rooftop,
The palace of the sons of Atreus,
Resting on my arms, just like a dog.
I’ve come to know the night sky, every star,
The powers we see glittering in the sky,
Bringing winter and summer to us all,
As the constellations rise and sink.”
― Aeschylus

“Sorrow with me, Sorrowful one!
Tell me, whose voice proclaims
Things true and sad,
Naming by all their old, unhappy names,
What drove me mad–”
― Aeschylus

“In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”
― Aeschylus

“But the lust for power never dies- men cannot have enough.
No one will lift a hand to send it from his door, to give it warning, ‘Power, never come again!”
― Aeschylus

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

“I gave them hope, and so turned away their eyes from death.”
Aeschylus quotes

“There is no avoidance in delay.”
― Aeschylus

“It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.”
― Aeschylus

“His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.”
― Aeschylus

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

“Words are doctors for the diseased temper.”
Aeschylus quotes

“But there is a cure in the house,
and not outside it, no,
not from others but from them,
their bloody strife. We sing to you,
dark gods beneath the earth.”
― Aeschylus

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