Aeschylus Quotes

And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 72.
"Let the doer suffer;" so goes a thrice-old saying.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 313.
We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 888.
Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 250.
For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 309.
On him who wields power gently, the god looks favorably from afar.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 951.
For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 312.
Justice shines in very smoky homes, and honors the righteous; but the gold-spangled mansions where the hands are unclean she leaves with eyes averted.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 773.
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 204.
You shall learn, though late, the lesson of how to be discreet.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1423.