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  • And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 550.

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  • It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Persians, l. 252.
  • Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 259.

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  • You wish to be thought to act justly than to do so.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 430.
  • The words of truth are simple.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 162.

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  • There is a moment when god honors falsehood.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 273.

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  • Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1012.
  • Or don't you know, so exceedingly clever as you are, that a vain tongue must pay the penalty?
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 328.
  • You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1078.
  • I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1068.

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