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  • A state that is prosperous always honors the gods.
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  • To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.
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  • Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
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  • 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)

  • By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
    (Aeschylus)


  • From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
    (Aeschylus)

  • She Helen brought to Ilium her dowry, destruction.
    (Aeschylus)

  • The future you shall know when it has come before then, forget it.
    (Aeschylus)

  • There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
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  • God's mouth knows not how to speak falsehood, but he brings to pass every word.
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  • 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)

  • O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.
    (Aeschylus)

  • Success is man's god.
    (Aeschylus)

  • We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
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  • Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
    (Aeschylus)


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