Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Aeschylus NULL

Greek Tragic Poet, Playwright

"Be it mine to draw from wisdom’s fount, pure as it flows, that calm of soul which virtue only knows."

"Happiness comes from the health of the soul."

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

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

"God loves to help him who tries to help himself."

"Relationship compels."

"Simple are the words of truth."

"The might of necessity brooks no resistance."

"Take heart. Suffering, when it climbs the highest, lasts but a little time."

"There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain."

"'Tis the nature of all humankind to be discontented with prosperity."

"Amid troubles give joyance to your souls while today is yours."

"With time modesty dies away in man."

"Wrong must not win by technicalities."

"Children are voices of immortality to a man, though he be dead."

"Everyone is harsh whose authority is new."

"Everyone's quick to blame the alien."

"Fear is stronger than arms."

"I have found long since that silence is an antidote to harm."

"He hears but half who hears one party only."

"He who knows useful things, not many things is wise."

"Exiles feed on hope."

"It is always in season for old men to learn."

"To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand."

"It is through suffering that learning comes."

"How rare, men with the character to praise a friend’s success without a trace of envy."

"Learn to know thyself and adapt to thyself."

"Prosperity may be overturned by a shadow."

"Old men are always young enough to learn, with profit."

"Time brings all things to pass."

"The mind asleep hath clear vision."

"Time in its aging course teaches all things... Time brings all things to pass."

"It's not the oath that makes the man, but the man the oath."

"Wisdom comes alone through suffering."