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“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until, in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”
Aeschylus
“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
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“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.
Favours come to us from gods.”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
“My will is mine...I shall not make it soft for you.”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
“For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.”
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound
“Nothing forces us to know
What we do not want to know
Except pain”
Aeschylus, The Oresteia
“It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”
Aeschylus
“Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”
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“For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends.”
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound
“It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.”
Aeschylus
tags: greek
“Oh, the torment bred in the race,
the grinding scream of death
and the stroke that hits the vein,
the hemorrhage none can staunch, the grief,
the curse no man can bear.

But there is a cure in the house, and not outside it, no,
not from others but from them,
their bloody strife. We sing to you,
dark gods beneath the earth.

Now hear, you blissful powers underground --
answer the call, send help.
Bless the children, give them triumph now.”
Aeschylus, The Oresteia Trilogy: Agamemnon/The Libation-Bearers/The Furies
“There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.”
Aeschylus, The Oresteia
“Memory is the mother of all wisdom. ”
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“To learn is to be young, however old.”
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“Suffering brings experience.”
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“They sent forth men to battle, But no such men return; And home, to claim their welcome, Come ashes in an urn”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
“Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”
Aeschylus
“There is no avoidance in delay.”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
“I gave them hope, and so turned away their eyes from death”
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound
“I know how men in exile feed on dreams”
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“Rumours voiced by women come to nothing.”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
“Call no man happy till he is dead.”
Aeschylus
“His resolve is not to seem, but to be, the best.”
Aeschylus, The Seven Against Thebes
“Time, as it grows old, teaches all things.”
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound
“The reward of suffering is experience.


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“It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.”
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“It's not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath”
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“She looked just like a painting dying to speak.”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
“Words are doctors for the diseased temper.”
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