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  • Never in misfortune nor in prosperity may I share my dwelling with the tribe of women.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 187.

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  • I know that men in exile feed on hopes.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1668.
  • As long as there are men the bulwark is safe.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Persians, l. 349.
  • Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 553.

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  • The rest I keep silent; a great ox stands on my tongue.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 36.
  • Willingly no one chooses the yoke of slavery.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 953.
  • I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon.
  • Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of salvation.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 224.

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  • But ancient insolence is wont to bear an insolence that has its youth among human miseries, sooner or later, when the fixed time of birth is come.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 764.

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  • If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 322.
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