Aeschylus (c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is often described as the father of tragedy. Academics' knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.
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Time brings all things to pass.
Ah lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture, when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
Whenever a man makes haste God too hastens with him.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
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.
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness, and he will never come to utter ruin.
When strength is yoked with justice where is a mightier pair than they?
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.