Favorite Aeschylus Quotes

Fifteen of my favorite quote by my favorite ancient playwright.

  1. Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
  2. My will is mineā€¦I shall not make it soft for you.
  3. For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one’s life.
  4. Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world
  5. It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
  6. For somehow this is tyranny’s disease, to trust no friends.
  7. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
  8. To learn is to be young, however old.
  9. Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
  10. In war, the first casualty is truth.
  11. There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
  12. Call no man happy till he is dead
  13. It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
  14. When one is wise, it’s wisest to seem foolish.
  15. He who learns must suffer

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