Zitat des Tages von Aeschylus:
I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen.
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.
It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
Everyone's quick to blame the alien.
We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.
And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
The wisest of the wise may err.
For know that no one is free, except Zeus.
He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
Time brings all things to pass.
The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.
Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
But time growing old teaches all things.
Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
We shall perish by guile just as we slew.