Aeschylus Quotes

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 276.
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 984.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 278.
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek dramatist. Fragments, no. 385, trans. by M.H. Morgan.
Oaths are not the credit of men but men of oaths.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 276.
What good is it to live a life that brings pains?
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 163.
When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 298.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 147.
Nor does the man sitting by the hearth beneath his roof better escape his fated doom.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 286.
Base men who prosper are unenviable.
Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 281.