John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Aeschylus. (525456 B.C.) 8459
So in the Libyan fable it is told That once an eagle, stricken with a dart, Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft, With our own feathers, not by others hands, Are we now smitten. 1
Frag. 135 (trans. by Plumptre). 8460
Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
Frag. 146 (trans. by Plumptre). 8461
O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me: of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.
Frag. 250 (trans. by Plumptre). 8462
A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.
Frag. 383. 8463
Bronze is the mirror of the form; wine, of the heart.
Frag. 384. 8464
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Sophocles. (c. 496 B.C.406 B.C.) 8465
Think not that thy word and thine alone must be right.
Antigone, 706. 8466
Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot.
Electra, 1007. 8467
There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a mans life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched. 2
Trachiniæ, 1. 8468
In a just cause the weak oercome the strong. 3
dipus Coloneus, 880.