Quotes from Prometheus Bound

Aeschylus ·  144 pages

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“For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“I gave them hope, and so turned away their eyes from death”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“Time, as it grows old, teaches all things.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“PROMETHEUS: 'Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound



“Your speech is pompous sounding, full of pride, as fits the lackey of the Gods. You are young and young your rule and you think the tower in which you live is free from sorrow: from it have I not seen two tyrants thrown? The third, who now is king, I shall yet live to see him fall, of all three most suddenly, most dishonored. Do you think I will crouch before your Gods, -so new-and tremble? I am far from that.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“When one is wise, it's wisest to seem foolish.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“Hear the sum of the whole matter in the compass of one brief word — every art possessed by man comes from Prometheus.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“I take my cue from deeds, not words.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“Sorrow with me, Sorrowful one!
Tell me, whose voice proclaims
Things true and sad,
Naming by all their old, unhappy names,
What drove me mad--”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound



“There is no sickness worse for me that words that to be kind must lie.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“For obstinacy standing alone is the weakest of all things in one whose mind is not possessed by wisdom.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“I beg you, alight and join your sorrow with mine: misfortune wanders everywhere, and settles now upon one and now upon another.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“Un sabio, sí, era un sabio quien por primera vez alzó en su mente y con su lengua expresó que la boda con un igual es lo mejor, con mucho, y que ni con quienes por su riqueza viven en la molicie ni con quienes por su linaje están ensoberbecidos, cuando uno es un jornalero, ha de ambicionar casarse...”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“Do not labor uselessly at what helps not at all.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound



“This is a sickness rooted and inherent in the nature of a tyranny: that he that holds it does not trust his friends.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“Time in its aging course teaches all things.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


“Trust my folly then, since it is best
for a man truly wise to be thought a fool.”
― Aeschylus, quote from Prometheus Bound


About the author

Aeschylus
Born place: in Eleusis, Attica, Greece
Born date December 20, 0524
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