Aeschylus: Quotes & Facts

This book is an anthology of quotes from Aeschylus and selected facts about Aeschylus. “A great ox stands on my tongue.” “A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.” “Against necessity, against its strength, no one can fight and win.” “Ask the gods nothing excessive.” “Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.” “Bronze is the mirror of the form; wine, of the heart.” “But time growing old teaches all things.” “By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.” “Call no man happy till he is dead.” “Do not kick against the pricks.” “Every ruler is harsh whose rule is new.” “Fear is stronger than arms.” “For hostile word let hostile word be paid.” “For know that no one is free, except Zeus.” “For the mighty even to give way is grace.” “From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” “God loves to help him who strives to help himself.” “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” “I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.” “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.” “In war, truth is the first casualty.” “It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.” “It is the nature of mortals to kick a fallen man.” “Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.”

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