65 Aeschylus Quotes On Success In Life

Aeschylus was an ancient Greek author of Greek tragedy and is often described as the father of tragedy. Academics’ knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier Greek tragedy is largely based on inferences made from reading his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in the theatre and allowed conflict among them. Before this, characters interacted only with the chorus. These Aeschylus quotes will motivate you.

Best Aeschylus Quotes

  1. “He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.” ~ Aeschylus
  2. “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
  3. “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” ~ Aeschylus
  4. “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” ~ Aeschylus
  5. “In war, truth is the first casualty.” ~ Aeschylus

  6. “The truth Has to be melted out of our stubborn lives By suffering. Nothing speaks the truth, Nothing tells us how things really are, Nothing forces us to know What we do not want to know Except pain. And this is how the gods declare their love.” ~ Aeschylus
  7. “Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.” ~ Aeschylus
  8. “Be it mine to draw from wisdom’s fount, pure as it flows, that calm of soul which virtue only knows.” ~ Aeschylus
  9. “Nothing forces us to know What we do not want to know Except pain” ~ Aeschylus
  10. Fear is stronger than arms.” ~ Aeschylus
  11. “Only through suffering do we learn” ~ Aeschylus , Aeschylus quotes on suffering
  12. “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
  13. “Wiles and deceit are female qualities.” ~ Aeschylus

  14. “God loves to help him who strives to help himself.” ~ Aeschylus
  15. “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.” ~ Aeschylus
  16. “Simple is the speech of truth.” ~ Aeschylus
  17. “It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.” ~ Aeschylus
  18. “When a man takes the road to destruction, the gods help him along.” ~ Aeschylus
  19. “You shall learn, though late, the lesson of how to be discreet.” ~ Aeschylus
  20. “Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” ~ Aeschylus
  21. “Many among men are they who set high the show of honor, yet break justice.” ~ Aeschylus
  22. “In every tyrant’s heart, there springs, in the end, this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.” ~ Aeschylus
  23. “Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.” ~ Aeschylus

  24. “There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.” ~ Aeschylus
  25. “It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.” ~ Aeschylus
  26. “Whoever is just willingly and without compulsion will not lack happiness; he will never be utterly destroyed.” ~ Aeschylus
  27. “Many men who transgress justice, honor appearance over reality.” ~ Aeschylus
  28. “The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.” ~ Aeschylus
  29. “Call no man happy till he is dead.” ~ Aeschylus
  30. “Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers.” ~ Aeschylus
  31. “My will is mine…I shall not make it soft for you.” ~ Aeschylus

  32. “God’s most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.” ~ Aeschylus
  33. “It is the nature of mortals to kick a fallen man.” ~ Aeschylus
  34. “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
  35. “Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.” ~ Aeschylus
  36. “The act of evil breeds others to follow, young sins in its own likeness.” ~ Aeschylus
  37. “The wisest of the wise may err.” ~ Aeschylus

  38. “Don’t try to make intelligent decisions when your brain is hyped” ~ Aeschylus
  39. “The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.” ~ Aeschylus
  40. “Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.” ~ Aeschylus , Aeschylus quotes on self will
  41. “Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering.” ~ Aeschylus
  42. “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
  43. “By Time and Age full many things are taught.” ~ Aeschylus

  44. “Remember to be submissive, thou art an alien, a fugitive, and in need.” ~ Aeschylus
  45. “Justice shines in very smoky homes, and honors the righteous, but the gold-spangled mansions where the hands are unclean she leaves with eyes averted.” ~ Aeschylus
  46. “Honor modesty more than your life.” ~ Aeschylus
  47. “The high strength of men knows no content with limitation.” ~ Aeschylus
  48. “Nor does night conceal men’s deeds of ill, but whatsoe’er thou dost, think that some God beholds it.” ~ Aeschylus
  49. “Human prosperity never rests but always craves more, till blown up with pride it totters and falls. From the opulent mansions pointed at by all passers-by, none warns it away, none cries, ‘Let no more riches enter!’.” ~ Aeschylus
  50. “Yet though a man gets many wounds in breast, He dieth not, unless the appointed time, The limit of his life’s span, coincide; Nor does the man who by the hearth at home Sits still, escape the doom that Fate decrees.” ~ Aeschylus
  51. “There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.” ~ Aeschylus

  52. “May dawn, as the proverb goes, bring happy tidings coming from her mother night.” ~ Aeschylus
  53. “Against necessity, against its strength, no one can fight and win.” ~ Aeschylus
  54. “For wherein is life sweet to him who suffers grief?” ~ Aeschylus
  55. “Time brings all things to pass.” ~ Aeschylus , Aeschylus quotes on time
  56. “Even the old should learn.” ~ Aeschylus
  57. “Unanimous hatred is the greatest medicine for a human community.” ~ Aeschylus

  58. “Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.” ~ Aeschylus
  59. “Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.” ~ Aeschylus
  60. “And now it goes as it goes and where it ends is Fate. And neither by singeing flesh nor tipping cups of wine nor shedding burning tears can you enchant away the rigid Fury.” ~ Aeschylus
  61. “If you are not envied, you are not enviable.” ~ Aeschylus
  62. “Whoever is new to power is always harsh.” ~ Aeschylus
  63. “Death is easier than a wretched life, and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.” ~ Aeschylus
  64. “I pray the gods some respite from the weary task of this long year’s watch that lying on the Atreidae’s roof on bent arm, dog-like, I have kept, marking the conclave of all night’s stars, those potentates blazing in the heavens that bring winter and summer to mortal men, the constellations, when they wane when they rise.” ~ Aeschylus
  65. “Reverence for parents” stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.” ~ Aeschylus

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