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  • Overly persuasive a woman's ordinance spreads far, traveling fast; but fast dying a rumor voiced by a woman perishes.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 485.

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  • The saying goes that the gods leave a town once it is captured.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 217.

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  • We should know clearly before we discuss this matter; to guess is one thing, to know clearly another.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1368.
  • And she, after swan-like singing her last and dying song, lies beside him, her lover.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1444.

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  • What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 200.

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  • Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1671.
  • And in this too profit begets profit.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 437.
  • For insolence, once blossoming, bears its fruit, a bushel of doom, from which it reaps a tear-filled harvest.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Persians, l. 821.
  • Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 177.

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  • In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 750.

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