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AESCHYLUS
Greek tragic poet
(525 BC - 456 BC)
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Suffering brings experience.
      - Agamemnon (185) [Experience]

Fountains of tears.
  [Lat., Fons lacrymarum.]
      - Agamemnon (861) [Tears]

It is the nature of mortals to kick a fallen man.
      - Agamemnon (884), (adapted) [Misfortune]

Hold him alone truly fortunate who has ended his life in happy well-being.
      - Agamemnon (928) [Happiness]

Call no man happy till he is dead.
      - Agamemnon (938), earliest reference
        [Death]

Report uttered by the people is everywhere of great power.
      - Agamemnon (938) [Public]

To be fortunate is God, and more than God to mortals.
      - Choephoroe (60) [Fortune]

He bears but half who hears one party only.
      - Eum (428) [Prejudice]

God is not averse to deceit in a holy cause.
      - Frag. Incert. (II) [Deceit]

So, in the Libyan fable it is told
  That once an eagle, stricken with a dart,
    Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft,
      "With our own feathers, not by others' hand
        Are we now smitten."
      - Fragment, (Plumptre's translation), 123
        [Eagles]

To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand.
      - Persoe (742) [Help]

Necessity is stronger far than art.
      - Prometheus Chained (l. 513) [Necessity]

Ye waves
  That o'er th' interminable ocean wreathe
    Your crisped smiles.
      - Prometheus Chained (l. 95) [Ocean]

Obedience is the mother of success, the wife of safety.
      - Septem--Duces (224) [Obedience]

To be rather than to seem.
  [Lat., Esse quam videri.]
      - Siege of Thebes [Appearance]


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