Aeschylus Quotes (178 quotes)
“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.”
Variant translation: "Man by Suffering shall Learn. / So the heart of him, again / Aching with remembered pain, / Bleeds and sleepeth not, until / Wisdom comes against his will. / 'Tis the gift of One by strife / Lifted to the throne of life." - Agamemnon
“It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”
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Bio: Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.
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