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You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin
by Aeschylus

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

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

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
- Aeschylus

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

 

Call no man happy till he is dead.
- Aeschylus

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
- Aeschylus

Time brings all things to pass.
- Aeschylus

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

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

Excessive fear is always powerless.
- Aeschylus

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

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death is softer by far than tyranny.
- Aeschylus

Time as he grows old teaches all things.
- 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

For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
- Aeschylus

For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny,
never to trust one's friends.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise,
to seem foolish.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
- Aeschylus

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

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

The words of truth are simple.
- Aeschylus

The man who does ill must suffer ill.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
- Aeschylus

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

We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
- Aeschylus

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

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

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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


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