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The words of truth are simple. ...
by Aeschylus

The words of truth are simple.
- Aeschylus

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
- Aeschylus

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

 

Excessive fear is always powerless.
- Aeschylus

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

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
- Aeschylus

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Call no man happy till he is dead.
- Aeschylus

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

Time brings all things to pass.
- Aeschylus

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

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
- Aeschylus

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man,
but the man the oath.
- Aeschylus

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

Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed
pride will ever be better than good counsel.
- Aeschylus

We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
- 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

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

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

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

Death is softer by far than tyranny.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless
passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
- Aeschylus

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

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The wisest of the wise may err.
- Aeschylus

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
- Aeschylus

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

Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
- 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 one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness;
and he will never come to utter ruin.
- Aeschylus

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
- Aeschylus

God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
- Aeschylus

The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things,
is wise.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

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

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

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
- Aeschylus

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

The man who does ill must suffer ill.
- Aeschylus

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

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


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