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  • Shoals of corpses shall witness, mute, even to generations to come, before the eyes of men that we ought never, being mortal, to cast our sights too high.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Persians, l. 818.
  • For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 750.

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  • It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 263.

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  • Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1331.
  • For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 312.
  • For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 309.
  • Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 250.

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  • We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 888.
  • Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 599.

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  • And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
    Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 72.
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