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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:2083
AUTHOR:Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)
QUOTATION:I pray for no more youth
To perish before its prime;
That Revenge and iron-heated War
May fade with all that has gone before
Into the night of time.
ATTRIBUTION:AESCHYLUS.—John Lewin, The House of Atreus, p. 110 (1966). This modern version is an adaptation of the Oresteia; the lines above are from Eumenides (The Furies).

  Senator Edward Kennedy quoted this passage in testimony before the Commission on Campus Unrest, July 15, 1970.—Congressional Record, vol. 116, p. 24309.
SUBJECTS:Youth
WORKS:Aeschylus Collection
 
 
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