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In the lack of judgment great harm arises,
by Aeschylus

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

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
- Aeschylus

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

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

 

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
- Aeschylus

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
- Aeschylus

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

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Call no man happy till he is dead.
- Aeschylus

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
- Aeschylus

Excessive fear is always powerless.
- Aeschylus

Time brings all things to pass.
- Aeschylus

But time growing old teaches all things.
- 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

To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune,
when you will gain a tear from those who listen,
this is worth the trouble.
- Aeschylus

God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
- Aeschylus

Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
- Aeschylus

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

Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
- Aeschylus

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

What good is it to live a life that brings pains?
- Aeschylus

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

What exists outside is a man's concern;
let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
- Aeschylus

Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.
- Aeschylus

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

Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?
- Aeschylus

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

Everyone's quick to blame the alien.
- Aeschylus

I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
- Aeschylus

If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel,
you would call them not friends but opponents.
- 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

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
- Aeschylus

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

The anvil of justice is planted firm,
and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
- Aeschylus

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

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

A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
- Aeschylus

By Time and Age full many things are taught.
- Aeschylus

God always strives together with those who strive.
- Aeschylus

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

We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.
- Aeschylus

Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
- Aeschylus

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise;
to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
- Aeschylus

If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame;
for this is the only profit when we are dead.
You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
- Aeschylus

And though all streams flow from a single course to
cleanse the blood from polluted hand,
they hasten on their course in vain.
- Aeschylus

The man who does ill must suffer ill.
- Aeschylus

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

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

For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
- Aeschylus

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

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

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
- Aeschylus

I have learned to hate all traitors,
and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
- Aeschylus

It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside
trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.
- Aeschylus

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
- Aeschylus

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

I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
- Aeschylus

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

When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
- Aeschylus

It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.
- Aeschylus

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

There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand,
when you hate mutually.
- Aeschylus

I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.
- Aeschylus

Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
- Aeschylus

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man,
not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
- 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

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


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