Q – Aeschylus

Aeschylus circa 525 - 456BC was an Ancient Greek tragedian (dramatist). He is regarded as the ‘Father of tragedy’

 

‘In war, truth is the first casualty’

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‘It’s a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish’

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‘Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny’

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‘It’s not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath’

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‘Time as he grows old teaches all things’

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‘Memory is the mother of all wisdom’

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‘Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times’

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‘It is in the character of very few men to honour without envy a friend who has prospered’

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‘There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief’

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‘The wisest of the wise may err’

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‘For somehow this is tyranny’s disease, to trust no friends’

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‘I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope’

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‘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’

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‘I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery’

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‘Time brings all things to pass’

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‘Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times’

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‘Of prosperity mortals can never have enough’

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‘Wisdom comes only through suffering’

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‘In every tyrant’s heart their springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend’

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‘Gods most lordly gift to man is decency of mind’

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